It’s been over a month since the coming of a New Year, and I bet all your New Year resolutions are being carried on successfully. But come one guys, let’s be honest. How many of us actually make it through the entire year sticking to our resolutions? The commitment ‘to become thin’, ‘to score good grades’, and ‘to quit procrastinating’ all fade away after a couple of months. Don’t you agree? Of course there are a good number of people out there who actually succeed in accomplishing their yearly goals and kudos to them. But what about the rest of us who find it difficult to keep up?
It’s easy. All you require is a little bit of will power and you all will be good to go.
THE FITNESS RESOLUTION
Starting off with all those who want to ‘lose weight’, be a little more specific. For example “Lose 10 pounds in 6 weeks”. This might seem a little hard to achieve, so you can break it down into “Go to the gym at least 4 times a week, use the stairs at work and cut down on sweets.” Once you get a hang of your routine, you can build up the conditions like “gym 6 times a week instead of 4”. In case you start finding it difficult, go down a step to 5 times a week. This not only makes your goals a little easier to achieve, it allows you to adjust to your resolution a little better.
THE STUDY RELATED RESOLUTION
We all know how hard it is to balance friends, family and studies. During our schooling, I’m sure all of us have made the resolution to score good grades but weren’t able to meet our expectations. The objective here is to make sure you haven’t bitten off more than you can chew. If you’re a below average student, try avoiding a resolution that says “I will score 100% for ALL exams”. I mean let’s be a little practical. Again, break it down. Start off with, I will score 10% more than what I scored for my previous tests and so on. This helps boost your spirit to study since it’s easier to achieve, therefore guaranteeing better results.
THE NOT-SO-LAZY RESOLUTION
This is one that I’ve always found the most difficult. Procrastination is my middle name. It’s always difficult to get yourself to do something especially when you’re tucked up in bed. I’ve found that the most effective way of getting things done (at least in my opinion), is to tell yourself that once you’re done with all the boring and tedious work, you get to chill for the rest of the day without getting up in between to do more work.
Try to make your resolutions fun. A boring resolution is hard to keep. How about something like ‘Make a new friend’, ‘Learn to swim’ or even ‘Make peace with someone you were once mad at’. Don’t let another year go by without you achieving your goals. Celebrate the little things in life and don’t forget that the year is yours. Make the most of it.
Have a great 2016!