How to Keep New Year’s Resolutions

How to Keep New Year’s Resolutions

Sriya Pallapothu, Hot Topic Columnist

Have you ever made a New Year’s Resolution that you haven’t kept? According to a study conducted by the University of Scranton, only around 8% of people keep their New Year’s Resolutions. There are a variety of reasons why people aren’t able to keep their resolutions and why most people give up on them relatively quickly. However, if you are committed to your goal and work hard for it, you can achieve it. Let’s focus on some tips on how to keep your resolutions.

One reason why many resolutions fail is that people don’t monitor their progress. If you don’t monitor your progress, you won’t be able to tell how much you have improved. Studies show that seeing improvement encourages people to keep working towards their goals. If you want to achieve your goals, you should continuously monitor your progress, as this will motivate you to stay on track.

Another way to improve your chances of fulfilling your resolution is to create accountability for yourself. This means that you should tell other people about your goals and what you plan to accomplish. When you tell others what you want to achieve, you motivate yourself to actually accomplish your goals. If you tell close friends and family, they’ll even be able to cheer you on, which further motivates you to be successful.

One of the biggest mistakes people make with their New Year’s resolutions is that they underestimate the amount of effort they will have to put into it. When you make a resolution, you should be aware of how much time and effort is necessary. You should make a plan of how and when you are going to work towards your goals. If you have an organized plan, achieving your goals will be easier.

Another tip would be to have a friend or family member participate in your resolution too. For example, if you want to work out more, ask a friend to work out with you! Or if you want to eat healthier, ask a family member to help you cook! Doing a challenge with another person can make it more enjoyable, which will increase your chances of making it a habit.

Finally, the most important thing is to remember to have confidence in your abilities. If you want to change your habits, you have to first believe in yourself. If you slip up and make a mistake, that’s okay! Just keep going, and eventually, your hard work will pay off, and your New Year’s Resolution will become a reality.