In a few hours, we will be waving 2021 goodbye as we usher ourselves and loved ones into the new year.
However, before that transition happens, it is not uncommon to find yourself thinking deeply about the outgoing year between the end of the year and the beginning of the next year.
…We would often think about the choices we made in the previous year and what effects they had on us. We would also think about the goals we had hoped to achieve at the beginning of the year-sort of like a balance sheet, but this time, your goals are what’s been analyzed. And then, while we are reevaluating our lives, we find ourselves making resolutions for the new year.
Everyone would agree that new year resolutions are the perfect opportunity for a fresh start, outline your goals for the coming year, and make changes that would push your life in the right direction. Sadly, many people are always in a rush to list their resolutions but when faced with the realities of following through with it, let’s just say they are never as hasty. This is because we often make unrealistic resolutions, and when goals are unrealistic, you find that there are no cut-out pathways to achieving them.
In this article, I will be outlining the most common new year resolutions and effective ways to help you achieve them.
Lose weight; The statement “lose weight” is ambiguous. Firstly, what do you mean by “lose weight”? Instead of writing lose weight on your list, state clearly how much weight you want to lose and how you’d be going about it. This way, you have a clearly defined goal, and a means to achieve it. Say something like, “I weigh 100kg, and I want to lose 30kg of that weight this year. I hope to lose at least 3kg every month for the next 12 months. I’d do this by working out three times a week and eating healthy.”
Become debt-free; One way to become debt-free is to live below or within your means. First of all, to become debt-free, you need to have a source of income. So if you don’t have a job already, you might want to start with that. Next, based on your earning power, you need to have a comprehensive budget for the month or year. Prioritize important things like the budget on housing, feeding, clothing, medical expenses, phone bills, and other necessities. You’d allocate a fraction of your total earnings after paying tax to pay off debts in that budget. You know exactly what’s using up the most money and make adjustments if need be.
Spend less time on social media; Social media has become a serious addiction among many demographics. If you have recognized that you may be having the same problem, then it is time to make a change. To spend less time on social media, you need to decide how much social media is too much. For someone who earns money via social media content or influencing, 3-4hrs a day on a social platform is not too much. But if you use it for just entertainment, then 2hrs should be enough. Spending less time on social media than you’d normally do means that you’d have some extra hours in the day when you’d be doing nothing. To avoid the temptation of staying on your phone during that period, take on new hobbies that would benefit you.
Eat clean; When you are used to eating anything and everything, it might be tricky to transition into clean eating. Notice that I said “very tricky,” not “impossible.” Firstly let me say that eating healthy isn’t cheap. It is not as cheap as eating junk food. To eat healthier, you need to know what you eat and how you eat it (quality and quantity). You also need to know your eating habits too. Are you an emotional eater? Let’s face facts; it is irrational to believe that you can eat clean while being a loyal customer to every new restaurant that opens up in your city. Like I said before, eating clean requires that you are aware of what you are eating—both ingredient-wise and method of preparation. In my opinion, the best way to eat clean is by cooking your meals yourself or paying a professional to do it for you.
Stop procrastinating; Procrastination is the number one killer of dreams. Procrastination negatively impacts your work, relationship with people, and creativity. To stop yourself from procrastinating, have a to-do list. Each day, outline all you need to do. Prioritize the more important things over the less important ones. Always finish a task before jumping to the next. Also, create time to rest. On very busy days, take a 30-80minutes break before continuing all you need to do. You are ticking things off your list while maintaining the energy required to complete the remaining task.
Having new year resolutions is great, but the important thing is seeing them through. The trick to achieving your new year resolves to ensure they are realistic. Once your goals for the new year are realistic, you can outline a pathway that you would be following to ensure you see long-term changes in your life.
There’s no limit to how many positive changes you can make in life. Start somewhere and finish strong!
This article on New Year resolution ideas and how to accomplish them was a helpful resource for those looking to set and achieve goals in the coming year. I appreciated the variety of ideas presented, from fitness and health goals to career and personal development goals, which provided a wide range of options for readers to consider based on their individual interests and aspirations. The author’s tips on how to make resolutions SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound) were also useful and practical, as were their suggestions for breaking down larger goals into smaller, more manageable tasks. However, I would have liked to see more emphasis on the importance of setting realistic and achievable goals, rather than simply focusing on ambition and aspiration. While it’s certainly admirable to aim high, it’s equally important to ensure that our goals are within reach and don’t set us up for disappointment and frustration. Additionally, the article could have benefited from more concrete examples of how to track progress and hold oneself accountable for achieving goals. Overall, I think this article offers a good starting point for those looking to set and achieve resolutions, but it could be more well-rounded in its approach and provide more detailed guidance on the practical aspects of goal-setting and accomplishment.
This article touched on the actual pains of each of us, I’m sure. For me, as for many, the most cherished thing is to lose weight. I really liked the calculation formula proposed in the article for achieving success. I have even already made the necessary calculations and realized that everything is not so hopeless and I have confidence that along with next year, I will definitely say goodbye to excess weight.
In this article the author speculates about new year resolutions and their impact on our lives. Indeed, this is a common practice among people of all ages. However, as the author mentioned, often it proves to be difficult to actually work on it. I think the examples with losing weight and stopping procrastination are the most common resolutions that people don’t follow. It’s often like this: “Just one more cupcake”; “Nothing will happen if I skip one day of exercising”; “Just another cat video, and then I’ll start working” etc As a result, nothing changes in our lives. So it’s very important to work on your will to not give in to your own laziness. Overall, the article highlights main reasons why we can’t achieve our goals and also gives some new year resolutions people can use for a fresh start.
As someone who loves to travel and experience new things, I think it’s important to set goals for ourselves in order to grow and improve. I think this article is a great resource for anyone looking to make a positive change in their life in the coming year. The idea of making New Year’s resolutions is a time-honored tradition, and this article provides some fresh and creative ideas for how to turn those resolutions into a reality. Whether you’re looking to improve your health, strengthen your relationships, or pursue a new hobby, this article is sure to inspire you to take action and make your dreams a reality. So if you’re looking for a little motivation to help you get started on the path to a better you, be sure to check out this great article!
Yes, new year resolutions are important, especially for those people who like to keep everything organized. I didn’t know that eating clean is among most widespread resolutions though. But I do agree 1000% about procrastination! It’s the most difficult thing to overcome and it’s also very easy to get into it again even after you thought you had defeated it.