New Year resolutions mostly fail, because they are not the right resolutions for a person and because they are, too vague and arealistic plan has not been made to achieve the resolutions.
In fact, statistics show that only 9% of people actually commit to their new year resolutions and successfully achieve them. To avoid being a part of this, spend time on thinking about what you want to achieve in 2023 and start setting Smart Goals that will help you to set realistic resolutions that are right for youpersonally and achievable as well.
How to set S.M.A.R.T Goals.
Specific: The resolution should be crystal clear and not vague.For example, don’t write ‘I need to lose weight.’ Write “how much weight you want to lose and the time frame to achieve this.
Measurable: If the goal is weight loss, the best way to measure itto track your weight and measurements on a weekly basis to track you progress. Another effective way to measure your weight loss progress is to take pictures of yourself overtime
Achievable: Your goal should challenge you, but at the same time be achievable. Setting unachievable goals will lead to failure and leave you feeling frustrated. For example, I want to lose a stone in 8 weeks is an unachievable goal and one that will fail. Instead break your goal down to a more achievable one like “I want to lose half stone in a month. This is an achievable goal and one that you will be more likely to succeed at.
Relevant: Ask yourself the following questions: Is the goal of high importance to you? How will this goal help improve my life?
Time-bound: Timeline to reaching the goal needs to be realistic,as well. too. So, give yourself enough time to achieve your goal, but also set smaller goals along the way. This will keep you motivated and make your end goal achievable
Here are some of my top 3 tips to help you set and successfully achieve your New Year Resolutions.
1. Break your big goals in to small goals, this will keep you on track and motivated.
2. Celebrate every little win along the journey to keep you motivated and ensure you achieve your big goal.
3. Reflect on your progress, this helps you to know how far you have come, when you have a wobble in your journey.