Making Resolutions Last all Year
A new year. A new beginning, a new goal to give yourself and then break halfway through January. Every year millions of people around the world chime in with a resolution to better some part of themselves. Even for just a while, that resolution can bring hope and boost confidence, allowing for a new start. But why do we struggle to maintain that same motivational boost? Here are some things to think about when it comes to making that resolution last.
Making resolutions are all about staying true to yourself.
Many people forget that goals come from within. They’re promises you make with your inner self. Would you break a best friend’s promise? I would hope not. So why do we choose to give up so easily on ourselves? Why do we feel it’s okay to break these promises we make time and time again?
Start by channeling your focus inward. Do you truly want to resolve a piece of yourself? Or do you want to follow a trend or a promise someone else made? Choose a resolution that fits with YOU, and what YOU truly want to accomplish this new year.
Keep it Simple
The next way to stay true to your resolutions is, to keep it simple. If it’s too challenging or something you’ll feel like giving up on next week, figure out the best way to proceed. Resolutions aren’t meant to magically change your life the next day. They revolve around growth and patience. When thinking of a resolution to make, don’t worry too much about the unattainable. Try to set realistic goals and a time frame on when you’d like to achieve it. Doing this can help you see if you’d like to move forward or take a step back and reevaluate.
Give yourself some Grace
Finally, don’t be so hard on yourself! If you happen to break your resolution because life got in the way, who’s to say you can’t start over? Resolutions don’t come with this hidden agenda, or rule book that tells us we can’t break it. Try your best to achieve what you have set yourself to accomplish. Don’t let other people’s success and boasting ruin your perception of resolutions.
Remember, resolutions are supposed to be fun and guide you on being a better version of yourself. They’re meant to better something just a little bit more than it was last year. Be confident and know with the right thought process, you can accomplish what you set out to achieve.