As a New Year rolls in, we feel motivated to make new goals. Our resolutions are the intentions we have for the year, and yet they can be difficult to keep. As the initial excitement goes away and the routine sets in, we need to stay strong and stick with the goals we have for the year.
So, what is your resolution? If you have several, consider the one that is most important to you. Why does it matter so much? Why is it a goal you have chosen for 2021?
Next, it’s time to do some reviewing. It has been half a month. Have you been consistent? Are you still motivated? Have you, perhaps, given up or gotten caught up in other tasks and responsibilities?
More often than we’d like, the answer will be yes. However, this doesn’t mean that all is lost. You have plenty of time to get back on track.
Ask yourself whether the same thing happened last year. Did you succeed or did you give up on last year’s resolution? Consider why this happened. What were the main obstacles you faced?
Learn from your mistakes. Don’t repeat them. Use the information you have now to your advantage.
“You’ll never get bored when you try something new. There’s really no limit to what you can do.”
If last year’s resolution did not come true because you lacked the time, what can you do to make more time tomorrow? Can you do it in the morning or in the evening? Can you get up earlier to get things done? Any problems you face provide valuable information about solving them.
To feel more engaged with your resolution, connect with the motivation behind it. Feel excited about the results you can achieve. Visualize yourself at the end of the year, with your goals accomplished. How does it feel? Use that excitement to get motivated here and now.
Don’t give up on your New Year’s resolutions. Even if you have left it aside, pick it back up and keep going. You will be grateful that you did.
“Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction.”