2016 has been a rollercoaster, but it’s nearly over, it’s time to start afresh and start thinking about how you can own 2017 – the first thing to do is start listing those goals and getting ready to take on the world. Have a read through our top tips on writing and achieving your resolutions.
1. Don’t overload your list
Picking 20 things to change can be overwhelming. Keep your list to your top priorities for the coming year, if any of your resolutions point towards a longer term goal, then focus on the elements of that goal that are achievable – break it down.
2. The good, the bad and the silly
You should set a range of goals: some that will bring the good; like reaching your ideal weight (unsurprisingly, the number 1 resolution for 2015*) or passing your driving test. Some that will remove bad; quitting smoking, stopping biting your nails. Some that’ll be fun to achieve; learn how to knit, do a headstand, how to apply false eyelashes.
3. Plan ahead
Break your goals into baby steps and work out what little elements you need to do to get yourself to that goal and work out when you can realistically achieve that step. For example, if you want to lose weight your first step would be to contact a Consultant to support you on your weight-loss journey, you can book your appointment in before the end of January and get started!
4. Review, revise and reflect
The main mistake that people make when setting their New Year’s resolutions is that they fail to keep reminding themselves of the goals that they set. Don’t just write your resolutions and forget about them, use our lovely printable below to record them and stick them somewhere you can see them all the time (on the fridge/your wardrobe door), remind yourself to do one of those little steps towards your goal every month. Don’t be afraid to update and amend your goals. If things haven’t gone to plan you should reflect on why, there could be a lesson to be learned there.
Don’t forget to acknowledge your achievements! According to statistic brain only 8% of people succeed in completing their New Year’s resolutions*. So if you tick off one of those goals you should be exceptionally proud and celebrate that. Don’t let the low success rate put you off. Statistics show that those who make New Year’s resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than those who don’t make any.*
So what are you waiting for? Download and print off our New Year’s resolutions sheet, fill it out, stick it up and start working towards those goals. Make 2017 your year!
Let us know what your resolutions are in the comments below.
New Year’s Resolutions printable – click on the image below to download it!
*Statistics taken from statisticbrain.com