The ONE Thing You Need To Achieve All Your Resolutions
Lifestyle | 26 Dec 2019
“New Year, new me.” It’s the last week of 2019, so I hope you’ve completed your 2019 resolutions! If you haven’t, don’t worry. Life is full of opportunities and you’ll get a fresh start on the 1st of Jan.
Some of you might be writing “actually achieve my resolutions” on your 2020 goals. Well, we’re here to help guarantee you achieving your goals and it has nothing to do with writing it down.
First off, most people fail at their resolutions because they realize that their goal is too far away. That’s why the best time to join a gym is in February when everyone else has quit.
So what’s the one thing?
It’s to have clearly defined motivations and goals.
Having clearly defined goals can help you stay focused and give you motivation and something to look forward to. For example, if one of your resolutions is to “go to the gym,” you’d be better off writing “go to the gym so you can look like an absolute beast and impress girls.”
Why am I doing this?
This helps you keep in mind why you’re doing it in the first place. This also helps keep you excited for when you’ve accomplished it and the sense of fulfilment you’ll get. It also helps to plan small and realistic goals. Small achievements help motivate you to do better and before you know it, you’d have achieved a resolution.
Much like anything worth doing, careful planning is the backbone of every successful endeavour. Setting out clear milestones helps edge you on, making the resolution seem less of a “chore”.
Starting a New Habit
If you’re struggling to get in the habit of something such as exercising or saving, it’s because you’re not doing it enough. I know I know, “well duh” is going to be your response to this. Well, a study by Phillipa Lally showed that it required at least 66 days to form a new habit.
However, this is also dependant on the habit and the person doing it. Nevertheless, you would only need to do something for 2 months for it to be engraved into your routine. The study also noted that skipping a day or two during the 2 month period doesn’t have any negative consequences, so long as you do the action the next time.
Lastly, remember that you should never do something for the sake of doing it. That’s absolutely the worst way to perceive a resolution. When you think of it that way, your mind will automatically make you disinterested and annoyed by it.
PolicyPal wishes you the best for 2020!
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