5 Tips To Create The Best New Year’s Resolutions

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New Year’s resolutions give everyone a chance to reflect on accomplishments from the past year and think of things to do in the year to come. They’re a good means to try new things or improve on daily habits, like regularly going to the gym, having a healthier diet, or learning a new skill. Knowing this, we’ve got five tips to help you create effective New Year’s resolutions.

They Should Be Personally Relevant

Begin by thinking about the things you want to accomplish in the new year without other people’s judgement. Personalise your resolutions and link them to your priorities. If you want to start making music in 2022, do it! All you have to do is plan the things you have to act on to realise your goals. The good news is you don’t have to tell anyone if that’s not your thing.

Ambitious & Realistic Thinking Comes Hand In Hand

It’s alright to ‘aim for the sky’ when doing New Year’s Resolutions. However, to avoid the feeling of disappointment if you ever fall short, keep them realistic. For instance, you might not be able to run every day because of your schedule. Set a better timeframe then. It’s your hard work that counts anyway.

Have Fixed Open Goals

There are times when creating specific goals, like learning ten new Japanese words daily, can put people off. They only learn three new words within a day and feel like they’ve failed in achieving their goal. But the truth is they’ve actually made great progress. This is when open goals, like learning whatever number of new Japanese words in a day, come in. They release us from all the anxiety of accomplishing exact goals and boosts self-confidence.

Swap Out Old Habits For New Ones

New Year’s resolutions are often linked to the desire of changing an established habit—consuming less sweets, for instance. Creating new habits help in replacing old ones. To start, do something regularly. If you want to start exercising but hate the gym, go for a run or swim instead. Keep doing that at the same time for the days to follow. In time, activities like this will be an unconscious habit. You can always start a new habit with a friend, so you can both hold each other accountable for sticking to your resolutions.

Give Yourself Rewards

It’s fun to set New Year’s resolutions, but the challenge come in fulfilling them. Here’s a good news: You can always reward yourself to stay motivated and maintain those new habits. At the end of the day, by making resolutions, you’re accomplishing more than if you had not created goals in the first place. Be proud!


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