Tips for an effective new year’s resolution

Tips for an effective new year's resolution

Oh my gosh! I can’t believe that this will be my very last blog post for the year 2016. How time flies, in less than 2 days we will be counting down into a new year. Looking back into the year, I’ve accomplished a lot. I was able to balance school, work and my side hustle. I guess if you really love what you’re doing, you’ll be able to accomplish a lot, even if it gets overwhelming at times.

As we say goodbye to 2016, and hello to 2017, we start to think about what the new year has in store for us. For many of us, we start to make our resolutions. But how exactly can we stick to it? Making a new year’s resolution has always been a struggle, for me personally. I will always be so good for the first couple of months and eventually just drift away. Hahah. Over the years I managed to stick to it better than the past years.

So here are some tips when making your new year’s resolution:

Be Realistic

It is very important that when setting a goal or making a resolution that you try and be realistic. Always ask yourself, is it something that I can actually do. In terms of time, will you have the time to do it. Try to push yourself, but still try to keep it realistic. Don’t try to lose 30 pounds, when you don’t even exercise in the first place.

Set goals

Set goals and not resolutions. Resolutions are things you promise to do while goals are something you are trying to do or achieve. By setting goals, you have this mindset that this is what you want to achieve, making it more effective to actually stick to it. Try to make goals in sets such as monthly, weekly and daily goals. This will help you be more productive too. πŸ™‚

Don’t be too hard on yourselfΒ 

Sometimes, unexpected things happen which causes us to putΒ goals on hold. But don’t let this burden you. There’s 365 days in a year, you’ll have enough time to work on it. If it doesn’t work this year, there will always be a next year. But don’t punish yourself if it doesn’t work out.Β 

List down your goals

Start by grabbing a notebook, and just make a checklist of goals. I find it more effective to stick to it if I write down my goals. It’s important that you have it documented, as it motivates you to work on them more. Like what I mentioned earlier, divide them between daily, weekly, monthly, and your main goal of the year. Writing your goals will help you plan ahead and you’ll be able to track small progress.


I hope these tips will help you stick to your goals for the coming new year. Wishing you all a successful and fruitful year ahead!

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  • Reply Mimi

    Pretty good tups. As for me I will break them resolutions monthly

    December 31, 2016 at 9:16 am
    • Reply

      Thank you! That’s what I do too

      January 2, 2017 at 6:38 pm
  • Reply Jasmin N

    These are some great tips! It’s definitely good to be realistic, that’s what makes them easier to achieve πŸ™‚

    December 31, 2016 at 10:38 am
    • Reply

      Thank you. That’s true. Thank you for reading πŸ™‚

      January 2, 2017 at 6:39 pm
  • Reply Allison at Brainy Business Babe

    Great advice, thanks! I have a pretty good record of keeping my resolutions. I think the “be realistic” part is the secret! πŸ™‚

    December 31, 2016 at 10:41 am
    • Reply

      Thank you. I am getting better sticking to them. πŸ™‚ It sure is.

      January 2, 2017 at 6:40 pm
  • Reply Camille P.

    Thanks for these tips! I hope to focus more this coming year and set fear aside.
    Happy New Year! <3

    December 31, 2016 at 11:46 am
    • Reply

      Thank you 😘 Let’s focus and set fear aside together! We can do this! πŸ˜€

      January 2, 2017 at 6:41 pm
  • Reply kittylimon

    that’s great advice i think the best way to see your goals through, is to make sure they are realistic but also hold yourself accountable otherwise you wont get them done, but at the end of the day don’t be hard on yourself and just enjoy 2017

    January 1, 2017 at 3:37 am
    • Reply

      Thank you so much. Being realistic should always come first, no matter what.

      January 2, 2017 at 6:43 pm
  • Reply Ree love30

    Yep I find writing down my goals so much better and easier to achieve as I can keep looking at them and imprinting them in my head! Ree love30

    January 1, 2017 at 5:01 am
    • Reply

      It sure is. It’s the best way to keep track of our progress. πŸ™‚

      January 2, 2017 at 6:44 pm
  • Reply Rachel Ritlop

    Great tips! Being realistic is one that I think a lot of people forget. I find that people tend to set resolutions that rely on other peoples behavior, not just their own…. Happy New Year!

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

    January 1, 2017 at 5:44 am
    • Reply

      Thank you so much. So true. A lot of people tend to copy other people’s goals even if it’s not realistic anymore, and not use it as an inspiration.

      January 2, 2017 at 6:47 pm
  • Reply marvina

    Love this post. I love setting goals and not resolutions…to me that just makes more sense. Goals are things you can work on all year long and as long as you attempted, you can’t get upset if you don’t meet them. Great post πŸ™‚

    January 1, 2017 at 7:05 am
    • Reply

      Thank you! That’s so true. People get so involved with making resolutions and sometimes they oversee the importance of goal setting.

      January 2, 2017 at 6:48 pm
  • Reply Ellie

    Being realistic is a really good tip! It seems obvious but so often we set such intense resolutions that we set ourselves up for failure and then beat ourselves up when we can’t stick to those resolutions.

    January 1, 2017 at 9:29 am
    • Reply

      Thank you so much for reading. That’s true, we tend to set unrealistic goals that set up ourselves for failure.

      January 3, 2017 at 10:09 am
  • Reply Nelly

    Love this post! SMART goals are more likely to be achieved than having goals which are overwhelming. Happy 2017!

    January 1, 2017 at 9:45 am
    • Reply

      Thank you! Happy 2017! πŸ™‚

      January 3, 2017 at 10:09 am
  • Reply Nelly

    SMART goals are more likely to be achieved than having goals which are overwhelming. Happy 2017!

    January 1, 2017 at 9:46 am
  • Reply Elena

    The secret for achieving resolutions is to try to set very specific goals. And not procrastinate… too much. Other than that, live your life as you want and find a reason to smile everyday πŸ™‚

    Elena |

    January 1, 2017 at 11:06 am
    • Reply

      Yes! I used to procrastinate a lot, but I am learning to be more productive as much as possible.

      January 3, 2017 at 10:10 am
  • Reply Kait

    These are awesome tips! My favorite is listing out your goals which is what I do every year!

    January 1, 2017 at 3:33 pm
    • Reply

      Thank you! Listing it down really helps. πŸ™‚

      January 3, 2017 at 10:11 am
  • Reply Michelle

    Love these great tips. Keep inspiring, girl!

    January 1, 2017 at 4:55 pm
    • Reply

      Thank you so much for reading. <3

      January 3, 2017 at 10:11 am
  • Reply Manavi Siddhanti

    Thanks Junelle for these amazing tips. My first priority would be to make my 2017 even better and do things with focus. πŸ™‚

    January 1, 2017 at 11:36 pm
    • Reply

      Thank you for reading! Good luck with that! You can do anything as long as you put your mind and heart into it πŸ™‚

      January 3, 2017 at 10:12 am
  • Reply Amelie

    Such great advice! I think it’s important to set realistic goals and to break them down into smaller pieces! That way it seems much more attainable.

    January 2, 2017 at 8:49 am
    • Reply

      Thank you! I love to break them down into months.

      January 3, 2017 at 10:15 am
  • Reply Sarah Jean Althouse

    Being realistic and setting small manageable goals are the most helpful for me!

    January 2, 2017 at 11:42 am
    • Reply

      It really does help us be on track with our goals.

      January 3, 2017 at 10:16 am
  • Reply Romy

    These are great tips! Writing them down is really important! Also just don’t make to many:) My biggest priority is to travel more!

    January 2, 2017 at 11:43 am
    • Reply

      Thank you so much. Writing it down really helps. πŸ™‚ That’s nice. I am planning to do the same πŸ™‚

      January 3, 2017 at 10:17 am
  • Reply Aimee

    Fantastic advice! I broke down my goals into years, months and days! I’m really hoping this helps me achieve them better!

    January 2, 2017 at 1:22 pm
    • Reply

      Thank you! Wishin you good luck! πŸ™‚

      January 3, 2017 at 10:18 am
  • Reply Arien Smith

    I really love the mention of not being too hard on yourself. As an avid mental health blogger and mental illness activist, this is so true!

    January 2, 2017 at 2:41 pm
    • Reply

      Thank you so much. Sometimes we just don’t notice that we’re too hard on ourselves. Especially if everything doesn’t seem to fall in place.

      January 3, 2017 at 10:20 am
  • Reply Willow

    Great tips! I can definitely be too hard on myself. I also procrastinate, which ends up stressing me out more. 2017 is my year to work on those two things!

    January 2, 2017 at 3:04 pm
    • Reply

      Thank you. It’s really hard not to blame ourselves. I’ve learned to stop procrastinating, and it definitely helped me achieve more goals. Good luck with that. πŸ™‚

      January 3, 2017 at 10:22 am
  • Reply Molly

    Listing your goals out is always so important, so vital for success! Best of luck to ya in the new year, lady!!

    January 3, 2017 at 6:25 pm
  • Reply Miss Portmanteau

    Great post! I totally agree, I think people are way too hard on themselves when it comes to what to expect from the year ahead. Sometimes a ride is smooth and other times its bumpy as hell. But we keep on going forward. What’s most important is to do your best! And to enjoy the journey as well as reaching the destination. xo Miss Portmanteau

    January 4, 2017 at 9:14 am
  • Reply sabine

    Great ways to make your goals happen! I just want to become a mom this year (I’m 16 weeks pregnant) and I would love to have a healthy baby, that’s all for now. πŸ™‚

    January 4, 2017 at 9:17 am
  • Reply Ron

    Great advice. I believe in listing goals because it helps me visualize what I want and have to do. I also don’t stress too much about it but listing these goals remind me of what I want to accomplish. Great read! Happy New Year to you πŸ˜€

    Ron | Nearby Wanderer

    January 4, 2017 at 10:15 am
  • Reply RikkiLynn Shields

    Great post! I love this! Happy new year!! xo

    January 4, 2017 at 10:49 am
  • Reply kaleigh

    awesome tips!!! Being realistic is definitely a good one!

    January 4, 2017 at 4:45 pm
  • Reply Sandra Tsai

    Great tips! Listing down goals is super important for me, as well as establishing reachable short-term goals in order to reach the end resolution! πŸ™‚

    January 4, 2017 at 6:29 pm
  • Reply Katja

    Great tips. It’s important to have realistic goals and not ones that will make you feel bad if you don’t meet them.
    Katja xxx

    January 5, 2017 at 11:36 am
  • Reply michenn

    I agree with you on setting goals and not resolutions. Sometimes it can get overwhelming trying to keep a resolution and it starts to feel like a super chore. I like the thought of smaller goals to reach your big goal better. Thank you so much for sharing!

    January 5, 2017 at 11:44 am
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