New Year’s Resolutions can help you break old habits or achieve goals. The turn of the year motivates many people to set goals.
You have a specific deadline on which to start implementing it: January 1st of the New Year. A firm start date can help not to delay the goal, but to start with the implementation.
Achieve New Year’s Resolutions – Motivation and Incentives
A goal achieved is always a small reason to celebrate! When you formulate your New Year’s goal clear, you know for sure exactly when you’ve achieved it completely, because you know what it’s all about.
• It’s best to write down your goal.
• It may also be helpful to divide the goal into small sub-goals. So you can understand how you get closer to your goal step by step.
• Every sub-goal achieved is also a reason to be proud. It shows you: You can do it! Reward yourself for achieved partial goals: A tasty meal, a face mask, a movie ticket perhaps or a massage are easy ways to reward yourself, which can be well integrated into everyday life.
You’re not the only one setting goals at New Year
At New Year probably some friends of you set goals, too. If you set a common goal with a good friend, you can motivate each other and give tips. That way you can reach the goal easier and it is more fun.
You can also make a small contest out of it, for example:
- Who produces less waste per week?
- Who drives more distance by bicycle per month?
- Who walks the most steps each day?
You can also support each other with different goals: Ask each other at a regular, fixed time about your progress towards your goal. This “control” or accountability by another person can be a great incentive to achieve the goal.
Success-Tips for your New Year’s Resolutions
1. Formulate your goal positively: it is easier to work towards a specific new goal than to replace a habit without substitution. For example, you could make a note of “I’m going to cycle to work every day,” instead of “I’m not going to work by car anymore.”
2. Make your goal as specific as possible: that’s how you make it clear to yourself what exactly you want to achieve. The goal is becoming more tangible and you are getting closer to the implementation. For example: “I will buy all my groceries from organic shops or look for fair trade products” instead of “I will buy healthier food.”
3. Set Realistic Goals: Achieving a small goal can motivate you to take another step, while a massive goal that is unattainable will frustrate you. Whether a goal is realistic for you, you
can judge the best. For example, “I’ll start training for 30 minutes one day a week in January,” instead of “I’ll go to the gym every day.”
4. Be proud of every goal you achieve!