Another year has started and with it new New Year’s resolutions. As we know, keeping them can be a tricky business. Find out how to choose New Year’s resolutions that you will actually keep.
New Year’s resolutions are one of the traditions for many of us. At the start of the year, we make promises to ourselves that we will make specific changes to our lives over the next 12 months. However, keeping these promises varies. Many of us give up after just the first few weeks.
“I’ll be fit”
We usually declare that we will eat healthily, exercise regularly, find a better job or learn foreign languages. Often, after only a few weeks, we abandon our goals when they prove too difficult for us to achieve. This is not only due to a lack of motivation.
New Year’s resolutions should be specific and realistic, i.e., adapted to our life situation, capabilities, and skills. Setting unrealistic goals can breed frustration and lower our self-esteem.
One precise thing
Your resolutions do not have to turn your life upside down. Change starts with small steps. For example, you could work on a character trait. You will be able to implement such a resolution in every area of your life – at home, at work and even when shopping.
Remember that a New Year’s resolution is a very individual thing. Choose one that will fulfil your dreams or bring about a change in your life for the better.