This is a guide on how to finally stick to your New Year’s Resolution and accomplish your goals!
“There is no achievement without goals.” – Robert J. Mckain
Humans invented the idea of time as a way to measure events and order them from past to present. Even though it makes us more aware of deadlines and gives us a way to track important life events, the only real time is the “Now.”
1)Make each of your goals significant yet specific.
When you set a target, be careful and have in mind a very clear deadline for your goals. Build up gradually to what you want to achieve rather than setting a goal that is unrealistic, you should have a specific target to achieve every two weeks to avoid “drift” in your programme.
2)Have in mind people you care about.
Having in mind people close to you that will benefit from our goals makes us try harder, for example, don’t just write ‘I want to be fit’ write ‘I want to be able to go hiking all day with my friends’.
3)Make it about yourself.
Think how you’ll feel when you stick to your New Year’s Resolution accomplish your goals. Write down all the positive things that you will gain if you accomplish that specific goal. It is important to give our brains something positive to focus upon, rather than suggesting we are about to lose something. For example, think about what you will gain if you achieve a High IELTS score and study at a leading University.
I can’t stress enough the importance of planning in advance. When you plan ahead, you will be able to anticipate and prevent mistakes by being more organized and ready for every situation. If you start to plan ahead, you will start enjoying the advantages, including early birds discounts.
“Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail” – Graeme Penny, Regional Manager of Pure Gym London
5)Don’t expect instant results or think that it will be easy.
Having a positive attitude towards reaching a goal is equally important to have realistic expectations so you won’t get disappointed. Remember, it takes approximately four weeks before you notice changes to your body, your partner about eight weeks to notice and twelve for the outside world. The same is true with academic progress: change is gradual.
Have a look at these tricks to make the best of your resolution.
Make it enjoyable. Boredom is the last thing you want, spicing or mixing things up can help keep you focused and motivated.
It is very important to have reminders like a poster on your bedroom’s walls or a wallpaper on your mobile phone.
Make your goal measurable, that way your goal would be more of a tangible goal which you are more likely to stick to.
Take time for yourself too. It’s important to have a head start and hit the ground running, but don’t forget to enjoy these holidays as Christmas approaches.