Making New Years resolutions is a great tradition, but an even better one is to actually keep them. I’m guessing close to 50% of resolutions are broken by the end of January and 90% within the 1st 6 months. Let’s make this year the exception! Here are 3 tips to help!
3 Ways to Keep Your Resolutions
1. Make a large list of New Year’s resolutions. Be creative and have fun with it – the more resolutions the better.
Now take that list and draw 2 columns next to it. Go down your list and prioritize your resolutions from 1-10, with 10 being the most most important and 1 being the least important. In the second column rate your resolutions according to your ability to obtain them. Again score them from 1–10, with 1 being goals that are super lofty and ambitious and 10 being the most reasonable ones.
After that, make a new list. Add the resolutions scores together and reorder the list accordingly. For example, a priority score of 10 plus a attainability score of 10 is the highest score a resolution can get, so it would go to the top of the list. Once your list is rearranged, cross off the bottom 90% of your resolutions! Now you have a list that is actually obtainable!
2. Resolutions come best in pairs. Try to find someone else with the same or similar resolution and keep each other on track. Next to each of your own resolutions, write down your partners name and their personal goal. Helping them keep their resolutions is now one of your resolutions.
Whenever possible, find a resolution partner in your immediate family. But, no coercion! Don’t try to ram your resolutions down other peoples throats just because you want them for partner!
3. Seeing is believing. There is a reason that corporations do not talk about numbers and growth without a chart or graph. If you want to stay on track you’ll need to visualize your progress. Make a chart or graph for each of your resolutions. Record them weekly or monthly, or whatever makes the most sense for the particular resolution.
Combine these 3 tips with a little willpower and focus, and you won’t have any trouble keeping your New Years Resolutions.
What’s your resolution for the new year?
Janine LaTulippe is the Mother of 3 blessings all under the age of 5. She believes that an elite education begins in the Home. Her mission is to help parents raise sons and daughters, whose legacies honor their families and glorify God. Her sites http://www.bluemanoreducation.com/ and http://www.trueaimeducation.com/ provide curriculum, free resources, and inspiration for Homeschoolers! Connect with Janine: Facebook – Blog – Pinterest – Twitter – Google+.