Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Tips to Implement Your New Year Resolution!

Did you make a New Year resolution? Well; I did make a couple and shall try to honour them! In case you made some; here are helpful tips to keep up the promise you made to yourself.

1. Don’t make the mistake of aiming for something unattainable and difficult. You will not be able to keep up the resolution that you made. Be realistic. Stick to resolutions that are within reasonable bounds and that you can stick to.
2. A resolution should be planned well in advance. Take some time to reflect on what you want to achieve for the following year. Ideally resolution should be made a few days before the end of the year and not on the 31st of December. In fact this post is a little late to recommend this tip!
3. Make a thorough plan of how you will achieve the resolution or deal with it. For example if you want to quit smoking; gear yourself in every way to achieve it. Make a back up plan; find the means to achieve it. Have the resources necessary to do it.
4. Write it down in a list so you will stick to the resolutions you have made. This will keep you motivated and help you to say focused.
5. Speak about the resolution that you made. Tell every one about it; share it with similar people who have made resolutions. Get the necessary support from folks and friends.
6. Track your progress; reward & compliment yourself over the year if you are able to stick to the resolution. This is necessary to move further and accomplish your resolutions fully.
7. Don’t put yourself down if you are not able to implement what you promised to yourself. Take it one day at a time!
8. Try not to give up mid way. I know this is easier said than done; but you must make serious effort to live up to your resolutions. Keep trying.
9. According to data available; 63% of people keep their resolutions after two months. 67% of people make three or more resolutions. Top four resolutions: Increase exercise. Be more conscientious about work or school. Develop better eating habits. Stop smoking, drinking, or using drugs. People make more resolutions to start a new habit, than to break an old one.

Hope the above helps. Go on and do what you want to do!

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