We are at the verge of welcoming the New Year! Perhaps you might be making a list of New Year resolutions now. Many of you may be planning to achieve some goals in your lives. Are you regretting breaking last years’ resolutions? Let’s first of all, find the main cause of these failures, come resolve them, and then make some healthy and happening resolutions this year.
Resolutions Breakdown – Reason & Remedy:
35% of people who make New Year’s resolutions break them by the end of January. And only 23% of those who make a resolution will see it through to completion. Most of us will make a New Year’s resolution – maybe to lose weight, quit smoking or drink less – but only 2 in 10 of us will achieve our goal. Psychologists have found we’re more likely to succeed if we break our resolution into smaller goals that are specific, measurable and time-based. A study conducted on the same found that 10% of participants who had achieved their target broke their goal into smaller goals and felt a sense of achievement when they achieved these.
Making several resolutions at once, then, could be self-defeating; if you’re using energy to work on one, you’ll probably have less willpower available for all of them. Instead, expert say, doing them in sequence, starting with the easiest. This is because willpower appears to grow stronger the more it is exercised – provided you don’t overdo it, of course. For instance, several studies have shown that when volunteers are given small and regular self-control challenges for a week or two, their willpower significantly improves.
Do something that excises your willpower every once in a while, such as
- Feel happy and try to take rest at least for twenty-thirty minutes every day
- Join a running club, which easily helps to maintain body weight and reduces stress
- Don’t over burden yourself with extra work and stress
- Chat up a stranger and being friendly to them makes people happy
- Say yes to your passions and let them go
- Start glowing, take care of yourself, it boosts will power
- Take deep breaths and exhale completely, it calms your nerves.
It is not only at the time of morning or evening, but keeping healthy habits at your workplace too. Above mentioned points can recharge your will power, while the next list will help to go well with your resolutions this year.
- Make only one resolution, which produces better results. Your chances of success are greater when you channel energy into changing just one aspect of your behavior
- Don’t wait until New Year’s Eve to think about your resolution and instead take some time out a few days before and reflect upon what you really want to achieve.
- Avoid previous resolutions. Deciding to revisit a past resolution sets you up for frustration and disappointment.
- Don’t run with the crowd and go with the usual resolutions. Instead think about what you really want out of life.
- Break your goal into a series of steps, focusing on creating sub-goals that are concrete, measurable and time-based.
- Tell your friends and family about your goals. You’re more likely to get support and avoid failure.
- Regularly remind yourself of the benefits associated with achieving your goals by creating a checklist of how life would be better once you obtain your aim.
- Give yourself a small reward whenever you achieve a sub-goal, thus maintaining motivation and a sense of progress.
- Make your plans and progress concrete by keeping a handwritten journal, completing a computer spreadsheet or covering a notice board with graphs or pictures.
- Expect to revert to your old habits from time to time. Treat any failure as a temporary setback rather than a reason to give up altogether.
Here’s wishing you a happy, healthy and productive new year 2017!