How to achieve your new year’s resolutions

How to achieve your new year’s resolutions

It can be hard to choose a resolution and stick with it for the whole year. Here’s how you can make it happen.

It’s a new year and a new decade! Every year you probably write a list of things you want to achieve in the year. But now it’s February and you’ve already given up and fallen back into your old patterns. So how do you stop that from happening? How do you stick it out and achieve your new’s year’s resolutions?

Fortunately, it’s not as hard as it seems, but you have to be committed and patient. Here are four steps to take this year to achieve your goals:


Pick a reasonable goal

It’s important to choose something that is achievable and is going to lead to an improvement in your everyday life. A lot of people choose goals that are unreasonable and unachievable in one year. This is very easy to do without realising it.

How do you think of a realistic resolution? Think of the thing that is stopping you from being the best person you can be. Keep it simple, but open to a challenge. For example, maybe you are not the best at keeping your room clean.


Use this free printable to plan your day this year


Find the best method for you

The method that I recommend and works best for me is to break my goal into smaller chunks. If your overarching goal is to stay organised, try breaking it down like: keep my room clean and tidy, keep my school bag organised, plan out my week in advance, complete my to-do list each day.

Make a plan for the best way to complete the goal. Start simple. For example, if you are trying to keep your room clean, you might start by saying that you will do five minutes of cleansing morning and night. Or you might commit to picking up three things from the floor every time you go into your room.


Stick to your plan

Once you’ve worked out your method, then you have to stick to your plan. You can do this by making it easy for yourself and remembering why you are doing this – it’s for you. Try your hardest, you may have some setbacks but just keep at it.

One of the best things you can do is get help if you need. There are a lot of things on different platforms that can help you achieve your goals and aspirations.

Above all, don’t be too hard on yourself!!! Making a mistake doesn’t mean you’ve failed, so just put it behind you can keep on going.


Remember your goals

One of the ways I have found to help me to remember my goals is to make a mood board. A mood board is a board (duh) that you put your goals on in the form of pictures. You could use pictures you take yourself or take them off the internet.

If the goal was to keep my room tidy, I would put a picture of a very tidy room or a picture of my room after I had cleaned it to see the goal in an achievable way. Add pictures of how you will achieve it and just make one mood board for every goal from every category that you have. Hang the mood board in a place that you will be looking at every day, like your bedroom or bathroom so that you are constantly reminded and thinking about those goals.

If mood boards aren’t your thing, you can always write your goals down or type them out and hang the list in your room. This will be less effective though because images are more likely to catch your eye and you will look at it more. But, a list on the wall is still better than nothing, just don’t put it in a notebook. You will forget that your goals are in that notebook, it’s inevitable, so put it in a place you can see.


Commit to it

Pick a goal and work really hard to achieve it. Success doesn’t come from sitting around all day, it comes from trying, failing and in the end achieving the goal you put in place. You won’t be able to achieve it in one day, it will take time and patience, but it will be worth it.

Remember, you choose your goals for a good reason. That reason is to improve yourself and your life and fix what you’re not happy with. I’m not saying it won’t be hard, I’m saying it will be worthwhile.


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