Tip 1 – Make It Achievable
This is a very obvious tip but it is one that some people don’t really consider when making their New Year’s Resolutions. In order to gauge whether or not your goals are actually achievable you are going to write down the steps that you will take to manifest them.
Let’s take an example of a 40 year old person who makes a New Year’s Resolution to lose 50 pounds. If that person thinks that, they are going to easily lose that much weight and get back the body they had when they were 25, obviously this is a goal that in 90% of people is completely unachievable. Why? Because it places an immense amount of immediate stress and targets a much more long-term goal.
However, setting a more realistic short-term goal that focuses on losing the first 10 pounds, is a great resolution, and is much more user-friendly and realistic. The smart approach is to set both long-term goals, say the 50 pounds, with a set of short-term goals as stepping-stones to get there.
Write down the steps that will get you to your goal and be honest with yourself when considering whether or not you are actually going to be able to achieve it.