The beginning of a new year is a time to pause for reflection, to celebrate the high points and make peace with the low points of the past 12 months.
At the same time, we also need to be realistic about the goals we’re setting. We need to be honest with ourselves about both our resources and abilities.
Don’t set yourself up for failure this year by vowing to make huge changes that will be hard to keep.
Often, what we don’t realize is that the problem isn’t that we aren’t capable of sticking to our resolutions. The problem is that we need to do a better job making new year goals that are actionable and achievable.
The trick in how to make new year resolution is to make it something concrete so you know exactly what change you’re planning to make.
If you’re successful with the first change you can go ahead and make another change after a month or so. Focus on one goal at a time. Achieving even one small goal can boost your belief in yourself. For larger goals, consider breaking them apart into manageable chunks to work on one at a time.
Let this year be the one you finally follow through.