Go all the way in 2014
New years resolutions are quite the cliché. We break them as fast as we make them. We know it’s already a bit into the year and you’ve probably started back-tracking on some of your resolutions already, but it’s never too late to take a second look at your list and re-evaluate a few of those commitments. We’ve put together some simple tips to give you a better shot at keeping your resolutions and achieving what you set out to accomplish this year.
Do it for yourself.
Many people make resolutions based on what they think they should be doing or what others tell them they need to do or achieve. The best way to keep a resolution is to make sure it’s something you really want to do for yourself. Whether its weight loss or saving money, let it be something that takes you further down the path you want to go, according to your own values.
Take it one step at a time.
Set short terms goals that lead to long term achievements. Breaking down your resolution into smaller steps will make it more manageable and will encourage you to go the distance as you achieve each step. For example, if you want to save R12 000 this year, set a goal of saving R1000 every month and even if you don’t follow through every month, you will be able to track your progress and cover up in the months to come.
Say it out loud.
Tell the people close to you what your resolutions are. They can serve as a reminder whenever you meet them and motivate you to keep at it. The buddy system is also a great way to stick to your resolutions. If you have someone to accept the challenge with you, both of you can encourage each other and call each other out when you’re slipping up.
Don’t get beat by setbacks
The most common causes for giving up on resolutions are setbacks. Don’t let a few slip ups get you down. Everyone makes mistakes so no need to call it a day just because you’re a little behind on your plan. Even if you’ve fallen way off track, get back on and keep at it, though you may seem further from your goal, the right attitude will get you there eventually.
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