At our Bronx Car Service, we are big fans of New Year’s resolutions, whatever they may be. These could be about saving money, fitness, dropping bad habits, education advancement, etc. However, we are also aware that most people are unable to keep up with their resolutions throughout the year; they somehow get sidetracked somewhere in the middle, or even during the first month. Nonetheless, if you use the following techniques, you don’t have to worry about keeping up with your resolutions; you will become a super resolution achiever.
Write down your Resolutions
You don’t necessarily have to write them down in great detail, unless it is absolutely necessary, for example if you are writing down a business plan. Otherwise, you could think of words that represent each of your resolutions and post them around your house; on the mirror, on the fridge, at your desk, etc. For example, if you want to start reading more and watching less television, place a sticky note right at the corner of your TV that says ‘READ’. If you want to lose weight, post a sticky note on your fridge door that says ‘FAT/THIN’ to remind you to stick to your diet. Share this with someone close, like your roommate or your spouse, so you are accountable to someone other than yourself. It’s easy to break a promise to yourself, but it’s harder to break a promise you have shared with a loved one.
Adopt Laser Focus
Creating vague goals will not lead you anywhere, be very clear in what you want to achieve. As opposed to setting a goal like, ‘Read more Books’, you should be very clear with how many books you are supposed to have read over a certain period. For example, you could alter the goal to, ‘Read at least One Book Every Week’. Or if you intend to lose some weight, your goal should be something like, ‘Lose Ten Pounds Each Month’.
Make your Resolutions a Habit
Now that you have a clear goal, curve out some time for each of those goals. You could either work a little on each goal every day, which is probably the best way to go about you resolutions, or you could divide your week in such a way that each goal gets its own day. If you create a consistent routine, it quickly becomes a habit and pretty soon you will find yourself effortlessly working towards your goals.
Think about how good it will feel at the end of the year when you have stuck to the plan and achieved success. Think of how amazing you will feel about yourself and how much more you could proceed to achieve if you just stick it out. We recommend that you start a journal that will describe all the ways your life will improve with the achievement of each resolution to further fuel the fire inside you right now.
Also published on Medium.