How to Accomplish Your New Year's Resolutions

Tue, 01/01/2013 - 07:30 -- Sam
How to Accomplish Your New Year's Resolutions

May this new year bring many opportunities to your way, to explore every joy of life and may your resolutions for the days ahead stay firm, turning all your dreams into reality and all your efforts into great achievements. Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!

Although setting a resolutions may seem simple, achieving it is usually another question altogether. You will need to be patient but if you take the steps needed before actually making the resolutions, you will have a better chance at succeeding.

Visualization and Planning
It’s hard to motivate yourself when you don’t have a good idea of what you want to accomplish. So when setting goals think about what you want to achieve in the short term and long term. Techniques for doing so include the SMART strategy. S = specific M = measurable A= Action R = Realistic T = Time based. Use goal setting software to help you in goal planning and setting.

Change your timetable
“This year will be different,” you might say. Well, here is something to do to make it that way. Your New Year’s Resolution Solution is to change your timetable. Reviewing progress you made for a year is not enough. We too easily forget and let it slip from our mind to unimportance. Give yourself instead a weekly review of your progress. So, let us see. In the first week you put in four days toward your resolution. That is pretty good actually! Just three days a week in a gym is enough to give people very favorable results.

Working from your success for that week, take in the mind set that your resolution is not so much a goal as it is a game. The goal is the prize that keeps you motivated, but the game is keeping at doing what you need to do in order to win that prize. Going ahead for another week will get you ahead of the bulk of players. If you don’t believe it, then notice how the over-crowded health club you were in last week now seems like a very vacant facility this week.

Be committed, Be Realistic
This is something that people have trouble with as they tend to dream too big and make it nearly impossible to be able to achieve it.
Dedication is an important driving force in keeping you on track of your resolution. However, unrealistic goals, such as being able to run a marathon after two weeks of training, can easily burst your spirit. Make sure your resolution is reasonable.

Reduce stress
Try to take some time for yourself each and every day. Don’t lose sight of the big picture. Finally, listen to your body for when it says “enough”, it probably is.

To your success!

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