Many people make New Year’s Resolutions. In fact, 45% of people make a New Year’s resolution but only 8% of that 45% actually succeed in keeping their New Year’s Resolution. I can honestly say, I have NEVER been able to keep a resolution! I get so discouraged if I fail even once then I stop altogether. I think that is the problem for most people. They make a resolution but if they fail even once they think they should just give up. For New Year’s 2016 I did not even make a New Year’s Resolution. This year….it is going to be different!
I have recently watched a video and have gotten an idea of how to stick with my New Year’s resolutions. Although one of the things listed said not to have multiple resolutions but we will see how it pans out for me!
This is what the video suggested:
- Take one New Year’s Resolution at a time, you do not want to burn yourself out with too many changes at once
- Get specific and use SMART Goals. Smart goals really help to keep your resolutions attainable. I will get more into SMART goals in a later post.
- Anticipate failure. Anticipating failure can help you know that it will come and it will help you to refocus and recommit to the resolution over and over again.
Now, I have multiple resolutions but they really coincide with each other. I believe that I will be able to accomplish all of these within the next 365 days.
Here are my resolutions:
- Become a runner
- Learn how to play the ocarina
- Strength train 2 times per week
- Honors list both terms
- Get outside more
- Complete a 90-day challenge
- Write short stories or poems
- Start a blog (Hey! I am ahead on this one!)
- Broaden my vocabulary
- Get my conceal carry license
This list is quite extensive but some of the resolutions go hand in hand with each other. I need to be more specific on each of these goals but I have an idea of where I want to go. I have goals on my first and third resolutions in that I will start those two tomorrow. Becoming a runner starts out with walking. I will post my SMART goals for each of these resolutions in the next post but I think you get the idea. I made it a point to not have all exercise or losing weight resolutions. This year is about me being the absolute best I can be for myself and for my family.
Good luck on your resolutions this upcoming year!
Happy New Years!
“Making New Year’s resolutions that actually stick.” CBS News. CBS Interactive, 2016. Web. 31 Dec. 2016.
Statisticbrain.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Dec. 2016.