How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of the year again! When everyone imagines a better version of themselves and we all set goals to become the person of our own dreams. But yet, when the clock strikes twelve on New Year’s Eve, we all seem to forget about our goals and we stop trying before we even started. Usually, we realize that the hopes and dreams we have set for ourselves are unattainable. Yet at the same time next year, we will all be making similar goals to the ones we have made each year prior and never reached

The question is: what is the trick to stick to our goals for the New Year? The truth is, it does not lie within the concept of setting an attainable goal in the first place. It is almost the opposite, you must set a large goal that directly affects each aspect of your life. For example, one of the most common aspirations people have for the New Year is to “get fit,” which people usually forget about as they get caught up in their own busy lives. Instead of setting a small goal like “getting fit,” which could just translate to “work out more,” try “improving your health,” which affects things like your food and water intake, how much sleep you receive, amount of exercise and mental health.

If it is not a large goal, then it might not be a goal worth setting. We are all busy people and if an ambition is small and inconvenient, it will surely be forgotten about. But we must realize that large in this context is not the same as unattainable, it simply means something that we don’t need constant reminders to do. If you want to reach your goals for this upcoming year, make sure it is important to you. You won’t forget about it and it will help improve your life for the better.

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