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Most people struggle to keep their New Years’ Resolutions. 40% of Americans make a New Years’ Resolution. Studies show that only about 8% of people  stick with their resolutions. The main problem is that people set a goal that is just too unrealistic. Also many people see January 1st as a start date and can’t wait for the end, meanwhile there is really no end date. These goals are made for the long run in life and is meant to help self-improvement so you can actually stick to them. These problems do have a solution and can be fixed, here’s how.

Unrealistic Goals

Unrealistic goals are the main problem for keeping your New Years’ Resolution. A way to solve this is to make a smaller goal. Set smaller goals throughout the year to lead up to your big goal.

Start & Finish Dates

A lot of people see January 1st as a start date. They also see a finish date, but there should be no finish date. These resolutions are made to improve your life so they should be long term. Don’t make a resolution that you do not intend to keep.

Focusing on Multiple Resolutions

You should always just focus on one at a time. Many people can’t succeed if another thing is on their mind. You should also be as specific as possible while making and doing your New Years’ Resolution.

Staying on Task

Having an accountability buddy can help you stay on task. If you report back to a close friend they can keep your head straight and help you focus. They might also be willing to make the same resolution as you so you can work together. But make sure you’re not depending on that person and you are doing it for yourself.

Time Management

Time is a big factor in actually committing to your resolution. Make sure you have time for what you need to do. Try making a planner or add to your calendar of when you will be doing the things you need to do. Even setting an alarm will help you commit to your resolution.

Financial Issues

A ton of people won’t keep to their goals because of money issues. I agree that things are expensive these day but there is a solution. Research cheap alternatives that will help you with reaching your goals. If you look hard enough you will find cheaper ways to get what you need.

Not Believing in Yourself

If you actually want to make a difference in your life you need to stay positive. Negativity can effect your perspective on what you need to do. Just remember you are doing this for the better and that you can do anything you set your mind to. Don’t give up.

Honesty

In todays world people tend to lie about stupid little things. If you lie about doing what your supposed to you’re mainly hurting yourself in the long run. First off you, like before, this is to benefit and help you out in the long run. Plus if people find out you’re lying about little things you will be ruining what people see you as. So the right thing to do is to just be honest.

 

 

Those are the main reason why people fail to keep their New Years’ Resolutions. Many problems can be solved if you just look for a solution. Almost 92% of people who make a resolutions don’t stick to it. Be apart of that 8% that do. Or even better make that 8% rise. You can do whatever you put your mind to. Goodluck this new year.  I hope you succeed.

 

 

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