Whether New Year’s resolutions involve losing weight, eating healthier, exercising more, paying off debt, reducing time spent on social media, travelling or something else.
Making New Year’s resolutions is fantastic, but it means nothing until you actually follow through. This means that the most significant New Year’s resolution of all is to ensure you fulfil the promises you’ll be making to yourself. But how do you do this?
Here are the top 10 New Year’s resolutions and tips on how you can make them come true.
Top New Year’s resolutions
Year after year, the top 10 New Year’s resolutions remain fairly consistent, with a lot of people having more or less the same items on their list. The reason: very few people actually achieve them.
Are these resolutions difficult? Check out the list (with variations included) below.
- Get healthier (or lose weight or exercise more).
- Save (more) money (or spend less).
- Learn something new (a new skill, language or hobby).
- Get organised.
- Land a new job (or start a new career).
- Quit smoking.
- Spend more time with loved ones (or friends and family).
- Fight climate change (or global warming).
- Read more books.
- Travel more.
Some people add ‘live life to the fullest’ to their list, but that’s not included here as it’s a very general resolution. It’s also a bit vague because the notion of a fulfilling life varies from person to person.
Now, back to the list.
What do you think makes achieving all or most of the top 10 New Year’s resolutions so challenging?
Tips to follow through on your New Year’s resolutions
If any of your (old and new) resolutions for the coming year are on the above list, then you’ll surely find the following tips quite useful in making them come true.
- Publicise your New Year’s resolutions.
- Limit your New Year’s resolutions to one or two things.
- Ensure your resolutions are clear and specific.
- Take slow but resolute steps.
- Stay optimistic throughout.
- Commit to the process.
- Push yourself.
- Give yourself mini rewards.
In life, it’s crucial to set objectives and work toward achieving them.
But if the year ends with you not completing them all, there’s no need to berate yourself.
After all, there’s always next year, right?
If this article has inspired you to think about your own unique situation and, more importantly, what you and your family are going through right now, please contact your advice professional.