Are New Year Resolutions Important?

At the end of the year, it’s common for people to make New Year’s Resolutions. Some people often opt out of this tradition because it can be a challenge to keep them throughout the new year, and no one wants to feel defeated.

So, are New Year’s resolutions important? This is a personal choice, and it can help you to keep track of your goals. When you decide to make a resolution, you’re deciding that you need to improve or change something. Whether it’s getting good marks, starting that business, changing some habits, or anything really. This self-reflection is important for everyone.

Setting Goals

Goals will not be the same for everyone, nor will the journey to achieving them. Know what you want and set your goals accordingly to achieve them. If you’re trying a New Year’s resolution this year, here are a few tips:

  • Be realistic. Ask yourself if the goal relates to something important in your life.
  • Spend time planning. First, consider what want to achieve and commit to it. You can have short-, medium- and long-term goals to make them achievable.
  • Take baby steps and adjust your goals as you go, you don’t have to put pressure on yourself.
  • Don’t beat yourself up when you get a setback.
  • If there may be challenges, be prepared to keep going.
  • If you are going to make any change, pick a time that’s right for you that will make it easier for you to achieve your goals.

Whether you’re setting a New Year’s resolution this year or not, take some time to reflect on the year behind you. Look at the habits you want to continue and the ones you want to let go of. Most importantly, go easy on yourself.

Remember, if you or a friend need advice or help, you can contact me here on Ask Choma, send me a Facebook Messagea Twitter DM, or a WhatsApp Message (071 172 3657).


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