7 Tips To Help Achieve New Year Resolutions

New year resolutions are easy to write down, it's not really hard to list your goals or what you want to achieve this new year. Now the real problem is achieving these goals, while some might get to achieve their goals a bit easier, others will find it a lot harder to achieve even one goal on their list.

Here are 7 tips to help you achieve your new year resolutions:

1. Make it your own goal: Don't just make new year resolutions because everyone else is making one. Think thoroughly, what do you want to change or improve on? don't live someone else's dream. Your goals should not really be based on someone else's definition of you except it is what you really want too. Some people draw up their goals based on their friend's goals or because they just want to meet up with someone else expectations. These goals are likely to fail because there is nothing personal about your goals. Make the goals personal, make it your goals!



2. Document your goals: Its easier to say, I want to do this, achieve that when a new year arrives, but it will never work out that way. You need to either write it down or type and print it out, whichever works for you best. Put this list where you can see it every day, it could be in front of your fridge, your dresser or get a note board and put them on it.



3. Keep It Simple: This is important for people that find it really hard to achieve any of their resolutions when your goal is too big it might be scary to start or you might give up easily because your result looks smaller to your goals after a long time of trying. Keep it simple but measurable so it's easy to keep track of what you've achieved and where you are not doing well. Break down your list by weeks or months, for instance, if your goal is to stop smoking, you can say by January you will smoke one stick per day, February 4 sticks per week and so on.

4. Motivation: Even if you write down these goals, keep it simple and still don't have anything to motivate you, your goals will remain a decoration until the end of the year. A goal example is if you decide to cut your expenses so that you can save money for a new car, getting a picture of the car you want should motivate you. Now keep this picture on the board so you can see it on your way out daily. You don't have to go with my example, look inside you and create something that motivates you personally.



5. Accountability Partner: You need someone or something to track your progress or keep a tab on you. This could be your spouse, your coach, your best friend, just anyone you feel comfortable sharing your goals, success, and failure with. The person you choose needs to be critical but not negative, if you can't find anyone to do this with, you can search for apps to keep track of your goals for you. Samsung Health is an app on Samsung phones that keeps track of the number of steps you take in a day, water intake, heart rate and so on, this is perfect if you are working on improving a healthy lifestyle, if not look for something similar that tracks your achievement.

6. Setbacks: Setbacks or failure would surely come up while trying to achieve your goals, this might be a mistake on your part or just unavoidable occurrence. This is not the time to give up, its the time to buckle up, work harder and get things done. Remember no pain no gain, talk to your accountability partner or go through your app. Know your mistakes and move forward improving on it.



7. Celebrate your small achievements: You don't need to achieve big goals before you celebrate yourself, its hard work to achieve any goal, so celebrate but keep it moderate. Don't deviate from your goals though, just think of something you will be happy to do, that doesn't necessarily affect your goals or take you backward.


These 7 tips should help you achieve your goals but expect to put in hard work and you are likely to experience setbacks every now and then. Shake it off, and keep moving remember you have 12 months to get it right and get better. Wishing you a blessed year 2018! cheers!!!

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23 comments:

  1. I like these practical tips. It's also a good idea to break the goal down into actionable steps that can be done monthly or weekly. That always helps me. It even eliminates the need for a new year's resolution because it becomes an ongoing thing.

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  2. I love all of your tips. I think it's so easy for people to want to follow what's a trend of New Year's resolutions. I love the idea of doing your own thing.

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  3. Documenting your goals is so important. It's the difference between a wish and a goal when it's written down - especially with a date next to it.

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  5. I'm a big believer in writing down your goals. I keep several planners on my desk that help me stay on track; it's where I keep my goals for the week/month/year. I find that if I don't write down some actionable steps, I have a harder time achieving these goals!

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  6. This post really speaks to me haha - I usually hate resolutions because I always lose motivation within a couple of months. I've set myself a couple of smaller, more attainable goals for this year in the hopes I can achieve what I want. Fingers crossed! :) x

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  7. Great tips! I definitely agree with #7. We have to celebrate the small victories. Too many times my clients say, "I only lost 2 lbs" or "I only worked out 3 times last week." A victory is a victory!

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  8. I'm a big believer in making new year's resolutions but agree it's never that easy to maintain the new good habits throughout the year. Breaking them down into smaller achievable goals is great and I love noting things down as I go!

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  9. These are all great! I love the celebrating small victories as it’s easy to get caught into waiting to meet the overall big goals. This helps with staying motivated.

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  10. Such practical and useful tips that are often forgotten by us. At least I know they are forgotten by me.

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  11. Great tips. I don't make NY resolutions, but these will help in goal setting throughout the year, as well.

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  12. I needed to read this post!!! It is so true. I don't make resolutions but as and when i realize I need to change something I get on it right away. Your tips are useful and practical.

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  13. I like the accountability partner part! Its rare that have an accountability partner for new years, but it is defo something (or someone) i need lol

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  14. I love these tips! I think it's so important to document your progress and celebrate the little victories!

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  15. I've seen so many posts about resolutions so far but none have mentioned an accountability partner like you have - I think thats an amazing idea and such a good way to get encouragement and support with whatever the goal is, it shouldn't be a lonely process! Love your positivity about not giving up at set backs :)

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  16. These are some great tips! I love the idea of having an accountability partner.

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  17. I've found that having accountability partners for any goal makes it more attainable. We all need someone to push us!

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  18. Such great tips! All about keeping it simple, make realistic and obtainable goals.

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  19. I'm a big believer in writing down your goals and I actually write things I want to let in the old year and then at midnight I burn the list. I love to know what I want to archieve

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  20. I love having an accountability partner. I have found this is the best way to keep me on track.

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  21. Merely writing ornamental resolutions is not enough. Keeping those resolutions on track is needed most. You have given good suggestions on how to do so.

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  22. I love these tips.By writing down the goals,it makes it a real goal.Then,it is time to work hard on achieving the goals.I always like to celebrate even it is a small achievement which gives me courage!

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  23. I totally agree. It's easy to go off track sometimes. Documenting goals can help to stay focused.

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