New year, new you?! Self improvement, or at least the desire for it, is a shared American hobby. It’s estimated that 40% of Americans make New Years Resolutions, however only 8% of people actually achieve them.
Here are some tips to help you break that 8% and set and achieve your new years resolutions…
- Keep it simple
Many people use the New Year as an opportunity to make large bucket lists or attempt extreme makeovers either personally or professionally. While that’s a nice aspiration, it’s much more sensible to set small attainable goals, rather than singular, overwhelming one.
2. Make it tangible and specific
A resolution to “lose some weight” is not that easy to follow. It’s much easier to follow a plan that says no potato chips or sweets for 6 weeks. And be sure to be specific. Don’t say you’re “going to start going to the gym,” set a clear plan like attending a weekly class or going 3 times a week before or after work. Remember that if you can’t measure it, it’s probably not a great resolution because vague goals turn into vague results.