5 Tips for Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions

Is there something you want more, better, or different in your life in 2013? Whether you have made a resolution or set goals, it’s important that you arm yourself with the tools and techniques needed to overcome obstacles so that on December 31st, 2013, you can look back proudly on all you’ve accomplished and enjoy the rewards of keeping your resolution and getting your goals. Here are 5 tips you can use throughout the year.
1. Declare It
Once you have set your goals, write them down and put them somewhere you’ll see them every day. This will help keep you on track and ensure that as your calendar fills up, it’s being filled with action steps that support your goals. You can even fill your home, office, and car with positive triggers such as pictures, phrases, or mementos to support you in staying focused on your goals.
2. Create a Plan of Action
If the size of your goal is intimidating, you will likely find that breaking it down into a series of smaller action steps makes it much more manageable. Set monthly milestones and weekly checkpoints to make sure you’re on target for hitting your goal. If your goal is to have $5,000 in savings, calculate how much you would need to take out of each check to achieve it, and plan ahead for expenses that you know will show up throughout the year.
3. Track Results
Keeping a record of small successes on the road to your goal will help keep you motivated and also let you see what areas need improvement. For a weight goal, keeping a food diary and exercise journal along with monitoring your weight make it easy to see what’s effective and what’s not and support you in staying on track or getting back on track.
4. Celebrate Milestones and Victories
All work and no play is no fun at all! Instead, celebrate your milestones and reward yourself for victories along the way. If you’ve been devoting all your energy and efforts to launching your own business, perhaps an afternoon at the movies or a stroll in the park would be a fulfilling way to reward yourself for work well done.
5. Get Support
Let those in your life know what your goals are and how they can support you. You may even find that a friend or family member shares a similar goal and you can support each other by sharing tips and advice along the way. Asking those who are close to you to keep you accountable to your goal is another great way to get support as you are more likely to do something once you’ve declared it to someone else.
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