When I was a kid, my dad would always ask each one of his children their New Year resolutions. I didn’t know the significance of the New Year resolutions back then. It is only until I got into University, I started to understand the importance of them.
New Year resolutions are like your goals. They keep you reminded of what you want to achieve at the end of the year. They would make you motivated because you know what you want to achieve and will try the hardest to achieve them. I have just made mine and I am very happy by it.
What kind of resolutions we can do? We can do resolutions on so many things like Reading, Writing, Cooking, Sports, Health, Fitness, Friends, Families, Religion, Finance, Music, Academic, Community and the list goes on. Design your resolutions that revolve around the categories. It can be as simple as this one.
Having New Year resolutions is an easy task. Problems come in when you do not hold on to your resolutions. The main issue here is consistency and perseverance.
How do you make sure that you are heading to your goals?
1. Write them on a piece of paper. Writing it down on a piece of a paper implies you have identified your goals. This would make you feel there is a sense of obligation and direction.
2. Post it somewhere you can see all the time like your personal billboard, labtop or even sticky notes.
3. Tell your friends about what you want to achieve. When you tell your friends, your friends can help you remind whether you have achieved your goals or not.
4. Do a monthly or quarterly check. This is like a self-assessment – are you doing what you say earlier? This is when you can assess whether you walk the talk or not.
5. At the end of the year, evaluate how many goals you have achieved. If you have, you should reward yourself because you have devoted your time, effort and money in ensuring you do what you say. It is not an easy thing to do. If you have not, reflect upon the year and identify what goes wrong along the year. Once identified, you need to make sure that you won’t do the same mistake for your next New Year resolutions.
That’s it so far. Here are some of my ideas on New Year resolutions.
Plan your resolutions! Strive towards your resolutions!
You will be surprised on what you would achieve after one year!