New Year's Resolutions

Anna

 

Saving money, quitting a bad habit, and getting fit are all extremely common examples of a New Year’s resolution. This tradition focuses on the idea of a fresh start, about being a better person, transforming yourself and realigning for the new year. You may set a specific goal or just seek to improve your way of life.

Personally, I think it is a great idea. It allows people to reflect on the year just past, and to set goals for the future. Yes, it is essentially just another day, but it allows people to feel refreshed, to restart, to accept what they didn’t like in 2020 and change it for the year coming. Sometimes you may set unrealistic, unachievable goals but having something to work towards is proven to make people more productive. The resolutions can be as big or as small as you wish, and you can have as many as you want. One of my personal goals is simply to read more. The following points are to help set and stick to your goals. 

For 2021, the sky is the limit so dream big! It is the year to make things happen, make up for lost time. Being ambitious is also thought to have a positive influence on those around you, who may help you, celebrate you or be inspired by you! Clearly map out your resolutions and start by making small steps to make it happen. When working towards big goals, smaller goals can be set leading up to it thus making it seem more manageable.

When measuring your achievements, focus on success and don’t dwell on failure. If you are not making as much headway as you had hoped – it doesn’t matter. The fact that you are making any progress at all is enough to be super proud of yourself.

Hold yourself accountable. Discuss your goals with those around you, write them down in plain sight. Putting them out into the universe means you are less likely to shy away from the challenge. Some people have embarked on huge fitness journeys and create social media accounts to document it and to allow people to follow their progress. My favourite journey is @rohitroygre on Tik Tok. He set himself a goal of losing weight and eliminating fizzy drinks from his diet. He is holding himself accountable by posting about his journey every day. He has gained over 245k followers and is on day 105 of no fizzy drinks! He is holding himself accountable and inspiring his followers with raw and honest content. 

When setting your goals, if you keep resetting the same goals each year but not getting where you want to be, see what is going wrong. Learn from your past mistakes and take a different approach. Consider are these goals too unrealistic for your life at this moment in time. Are the people around you hindering you? As long as you are setting these goals for personal development, you truly can do anything you put your mind to!

Let 2021 be the year that we thought 2020 would be. I wish you all health and happiness for the new year.

 

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