We are already diving into 2022, and it is time to start working on all those resolutions we promised ourselves before the year began. But let’s be honest, most resolutions are often forgotten on a piece of paper in some drawer, and that needs to change.
Before we start working on our resolutions, we must analyze and recognize where we failed in previous years and try to overcome those minor obstacles such as lack of time and motivation.
These simple-but-effective steps will help you stay true to your resolutions.
Have realistic resolutions
It’s very common to have resolutions like “to be healthier,” “have more money,” or “lose weight,” but the key is to set a more specific and achievable goal. Saying “I want to have more money” is not the same as saying, “I want to reduce my expenses for six months and save money.”
Sometimes we perform better when we have a more straightforward goal in mind and a time frame to accomplish it. Make a realistic list of your resolutions and set a deadline.
Make a work plan
After having clear what you want to achieve with your resolutions, the next step would be how to achieve it, and one of the best solutions for this is to make a work plan. Break down the work you need to do by parts and divide it into small objectives that will lead you to the final goal.
All resolutions can be planned and accomplished if we learn to organize our time.
Keep track of your progress
When you have already started working on your resolutions, the next step would be to record your progress. This step is vital to stay motivated and keep going. This is a way to look back and celebrate all that you have accomplished and how far you have come.
You can keep track in whatever way you prefer and feel most comfortable with — whether it’s a journal or photos. All these achievements, no matter how small, should be celebrated; this way, when you reach the final goal, you will be able to recognize your abilities and perseverance.
Work on a few resolutions at a time
Keeping your resolutions requires a lot of determination, and you can lose focus when you have many goals at once. It is important to recognize your capabilities and when you are trying to bite off more than you can chew.
Dividing your goals by months or quarters is a good option, so you don’t end up with many resolutions halfway through. Remember that you have 12 months to accomplish them, and there is no need to put yourself under any kind of pressure or rush. These changes require time and preparation, so enjoy them to the fullest.