How to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions a Reality

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New Year’s Eve is often seen as the chance to start anew, a time for looking back to the past, and more importantly, forward to the coming year. Therefore most of us resolve to better ourselves in some way. In the beginning we are confident of success, but eventually few make good on those resolutions. It seems that it’s though to keep up the enthusiasm months, sometimes only weeks, after you’ve swept up the confentti. This outcome is for sure demoralizing, and it makes you feel like a failure. “New Year’s resolutions are fun to make but extremely difficult to maintain.”

Well, you know what ! you’re not alone

Achieving your New Year’s resolutions is surely possible. The problem is we aim for the pinnacle. We try to right all our wrongs at once and all alone, and while that’s a worthy pledge to make, the manner in which we go about it leads to an inevitable downfall.

This Scientific Study Proves It

Each January, practically 1 in 3 Americans resolve to make themselves better. A much smaller percentage of them literally stick to these resolutions. While around 75% of people don’t abandon their goals for at least a week, less than half (46%) are still on board six months later, a 2002 study found.

Don’t worry !

The solution that i propose here relies on simplicity and a step-by-step system. It’s a system where small measurable goals are being set, such as, pound a week, instead of saying “lose weight”. “Long-term chaotic way of living simply requires long-term healthy way of living” With these simple and obvious rules you’ll be able to get your life back on the right track. They can help you achieve even the most popular and difficult resolutions. In a slow but sure way. I’m talking about larger, long-term goals.

  1. Focus on things that really matter to you
  2. Make simple but valuable resolutions that you can maintain
  3. Right one wrong at a time
  4. Slow but sure
  5. Make goals public and get support from friends
  6. Take a step back when you judge a rest is better

And keep in mind that Simple disciplines carried out consistently over time will equal big results! And from this prespective let’s help ourselves make choices that will lead to improved emotional functioning, greater happiness, and lower stress. Let’s do it right. If you’re having trouble nailing down your New Year’s resolutions, here’s a good place to start.

1 – Make your life simple

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keeping life simple

“Until you make peace with who you are, you will never be content with what you have.” ~Doris Mortman Our life is frittered away by detail. ~Henry David Thoreau Let go of what you don’t need and be glad you did. Material objects take energy and space to maintain. Toxic relationships ruin our peacefulness and positivism. Worry and despair over matters, we cannot fix steal our sense of well being. Life is complicated enough, don’t allow the little issues to dictate your happiness. …Simply, simplify.

2 – Learn how to meditate

Clarity of mind is one of the most important factors to increasing productivity, creativity, and effectiveness in any work you take on. Meditating for even ten minutes will help you revitalize your busy mind and will prepare you for the long day ahead.

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3 – Rid yourself of enemies

Apologize for what you did wrong and forgive those who have wronged you.

4 – Keep a journal

It doesn’t have to be something you use daily, but documenting your experiences is incredibly important. You’ll appreciate it later.

5 – Help strangers

“Pay it forward,” do good things for the world — and don’t post a Facebook status about it.

6 – Shop locallyKeep-It-Local-Logo-Concepts

Eat locally and approve where your precious money is going. The economy is controlled by Consumers, so visit the mom-and-pop coffee shop down the street instead of Starbucks. Shop at boutiques rather than chains (they aren’t all expensive — trust me). Try Etsy.com rather than retail conglomerates.

 

7 – Embrace your emotions

when you’re happy and when you’re sad; embrace your emotions as they come. There’s nothing quite like a good cry. It’s a universal human activity that, according to new research, can do all kinds of beneficial things to the body and mind.

8 – Change the way you eat to lose weight

To reduce your weight, you need to make achievable, small changes to your lifestyle. By integrating Healthy Eating Habits you will lose weight in the most healthy and effective way. If you tried and failed and you are still struggling to make it happen, take a look at this 5 most common reasons that you are maybe ignoring.

9- Make exercise a habit

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make exercise a regular habit

Let’s state the truth: it’s not that though to start a fitness routine. Most of us have done it more than once. The problem is we quit. Generally, our initial energy and enthusiasm fade out. But many do manage to make exercise a habit, and would no sooner skip their regular workout than their morning breakfast. What’s their secret?

  1. Do a variety of activities you enjoy
  2. Commit to another person
  3. Make exercise a priority
  4. Exercise first thing in the morning
  5. Or, exercise on your way home from work
  6. Exercise even when you’re “too tired
  7. Log your activity
  8. Be aware of all the indicators of progress
  9. Walk — with a pedometer (or a dog)
  10. Reward yourself

Even if you are getting older, you can also make a fitness resolution. And here are 6 Tips that can help you out with it.

Happy Simple New Year!

What other steps do you take to make your new year’s resolutions a reality?

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  • Evelyne Tilsner

    Well said, Rita!

  • Rachida

    Great Tips !