What are New Year Resolutions ?
According to Wikipedia, " A New Year Resolution is a tradition most common in the western hemisphere, but also found in the European hemisphere in which a person resolves to change an undesired trait or behaviour to accomplish a personal goal or otherwise improve their life. "
I like to set target and goals for myself. It motivates me to do better if I am able to achieve something. I have been making New Year Resolutions since I was a child. But then my resolutions used to be very simple, study properly and get good marks. But now definitely my perspective towards life has changed and so have my resolutions.
How to make goals which are achievable:
Make a list of your goals. This can be your family, career, finances, health.
Break the big goals into smaller goals.Smaller goals are easily achievable.
Make them visible. Write your Goals somewhere where you can easily see them. This will be a constant reminder for you to achieve them.
Adjust your goals periodically. While you are in the process of accomplishing your goals, take some time re - evaluate your goals. are you able to accomplish them in the given time frame ? Allow yourself some flexibility to achieve your goals.
Make your goals measurable. For eg if your target is to lose weight, make it qunatifiable as to how many kgs you want to lose.
Be realistic with your goals. Ask yourself whether you have everything to complete your goal - knowledge , skill, time , resources.
Set priorities. This means if you have 5 goals to complete , prioritise which goal do you want to achieve first.
Keep a track of your progress. Writing in a notebook is a great way to keep a track of your progress.
Celebrate small accomplishments. Once you achieve small goals, celebrate your success. This will motivate you to do better.