Happy New Year, everyone!
Every January, millions of people make New Year’s resolutions they don’t end up keeping. I wanted to write something for everyone out there who wants to stick to their goals and resolutions this year. I know a lot of people quit the second they have a mini setback. I’ve been there myself through the years. However, I’ve learned some tricks that will help you be a “new you.”
1. Plan ahead like a b0$$.
A secret to succeeding in life is to plan ahead. Know what you want, and think about how you’re going to get it. It’s the beginning of a new year and a great time to set a new goal. I like to make a vision board that I use to plan out what I intend to accomplish in the coming year and what I want to manifest in my life. Think of your vision board as a map of your life.
2. Be real.
Most of the time, people fail at keeping their resolutions because they have unrealistic expectations and unreasonable goals. You know your personality better than anyone else. Set goals that you know you can keep.
3. It’s all in your head.
Once you know what you want and how you plan to make it happen, then you’ve got to prepare yourself mentally. Think about all the steps you’ll have to take to achieve your goal.
4. Be loud and outspoken.
It’s good to make public declarations when it comes to setting goals. I sometimes stand outside at night and look up to the sky and yell out my intentions. I tell the universe what I want to do and just meditate on it. And I tell my friends about my goals so they’ll hold me accountable if I fail. Social media can also be a good way to do this, because your friends and followers can use it to remind you and motivate you to be on track.
5. Have patience.
It’s important to be patient and not quit if you don’t succeed at first. Try rewarding yourself every time you make progress, even if it’s just a small step. It’ll help motivate you to keep going.
And those are my tips on how you can succeed with sticking to your New Year’s resolution. I’m wishing you guys all the best. Love you, Diana-Mites.
Photo credit: Steve Erle.