Year after year, you make New Year’s resolutions, right? But why are they so hard to keep for the whole year?
If it’s any consolation, you’re not the only one who has this weakness. The vast majority of New Year’s resolutioners out there don’t stick to their resolutions because they don’t practice smart goal setting.
Here are five good New Year’s resolutions that you can actually keep all year long.
1. Getting Fit
Losing weight is a personal goal that can help you live a healthier and more fulfilling life. The problem with many people is they expect to see immediate results when they hit the gym.
Weight loss is a gradual process. It takes time, effort and lots of patience before you can achieve any meaningful results. If you’re looking to get in shape next year, stick to your workout routine, and set weekly rather than daily targets to see significant results.
Don’t spend too much time on the weighing scale checking how many pounds you’ve lost.
2. Saving Money
Setting aside some money for the future is one of the hardest goals for anyone to achieve. According to a survey conducted in 2017, 53 percent of the respondents revealed that they would like to save money in 2018.
If you want to successfully save money, you should first establish your priorities and budget. Determining why you need to save will give you a sense of purpose and help you stick to your goal throughout the year.
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3. Managing Stress Better
Life can throws anyone a curveball, but not all people know how to deal with the stress caused by difficult situations.
If you want to manage stress better next year, learn how to create distractions that make you not focus too much on your problems is essential.
Recognizing that everyone has their good and bad moments, and that problems are a part of life is essential to living a stress-free life.
4. Learning a New Skill
One of the best New Year’s resolutions you can make for the upcoming year is to learn a new skill. Start that course you’ve always wanted to take, attend that annual workshop you’ve always skipped, or learn how to use that DIY repair kit you’ve never used.
You’ll feel more empowered with each new skill you add to your skillset.
5. Socializing More
Think your social life sucks? If so, meeting new people should be on top of your priority list. You can’t be socially confident overnight, of course. But you can boost your confidence by practicing simple things like finding a hobby that’s social and learning how to act like friendly people.
Make Good New Year’s Resolutions, But Do Your Best to Keep Them
One of the biggest mistakes you can make when making New Year’s resolutions is to set unrealistic goals for yourself. No matter how big or small the positive change you make in your life, it still counts as a measure of progress.
What you want to achieve next year are actually resolutions to the problems you’ve been experiencing all along. Good New Year’s resolutions are those that will have the greatest positive impact on your life.
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