Updated December 29th, 2023 at 17:09 IST

Tired of breaking your new year resolutions? Here are a few steps to help you stick by it

Are you tired of not being able to complete your new year resolution? Here is how you can achieve your goal.

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With the new year being just around the corner, many people will feel inspired to make some resolutions. It can be related to fitness or your daily routine but the most important part is to be able to stick to it. According to many researchers, a significant proportion of these resolutions are mostly abandoned within the first few months of the year. 

Making a resolution is much easier than actually being able to keep it. The problem here is that it is not like people don’t want to keep their resolution but it is more about how people don’t know how to actually keep it.


Therefore, here are a few points to keep in mind while sticking to your resolutions in the upcoming year. 

Don’t push too hard 

Make sure you take small steps instead of pushing too hard. Taking baby steps is always the key to achieving what you have planned. For instance, if your resolution is to lose weight, start by making small fitness changes rather than aiming to go for an extreme diet. Set your goals as per your capabilities so that you don’t end up disappointing yourself when unable to finish the task. 

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Be real 

Another important aspect is to be real with your goal. You will only fall short of your goal if it is unattainable. So make sure, whatever you plan, is well within your capacity to achieve. 

Make a PROS and CONS list 

Write your goal on a piece of paper and list its advantages and disadvantages. While you will be aware of the cons, the pros will help you work towards it. You can also ask other people to contribute to it. Nothing goes wrong with a little bit of validation. In fact, it will only help you to strive for more.

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Track your progress

Make sure you keep a track of your progress no matter what. Whether it is losing weight or reading, make sure you are keeping a tab of all the steps being taken. Keep track of each small success. Short-term goals are easier to achieve and they help you to move towards the bigger goal. 


Published December 19th, 2023 at 11:01 IST