As 2022 comes to an end, people all over the planet start thinking about their achievements in the past year, as well as all the things they wish they could have accomplished, setting out their New Year’s resolutions and making plans to fulfill their New Year goals. If you are like most people, you’ll enter the New Year 2023 with the best of intentions, but figuring out how to keep New year’s resolutions isn't always easy.
Whether you’re an avid procrastinator, someone who starts out great but slows down with time, or you’re just looking to get ahead of the game, it’s time to start planning how to make 2023 your year to achieve all of your New Year’s Resolutions.
2023 is the year of the White Rabbit, which according to Chinese culture, is a symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity. The first day of the New Year 2023 will be on a Sunday, a wonderful day to set your intentions for the year, creating New Year’s resolutions, and making a plan to achieve goals.
Monday’s are statistically shown to be the most popular day to start something new, like your New Year goals. Since Monday’s are the start of the work week, Mondays signal a new start. As you wake up on Sunday morning, the first day of the New Year, clean up from your NYE Party, or recover from staying up late, you can use that first day to set your intentions for the year, and start fresh on Monday morning ready to keep your New Year’s resolutions.
The top New Year Goals of 2022 included more exercise, losing weight, and eating healthy among the most popular. Getting organized, reading more, and spending more time with family and friends were also among the top goals for the New Year.
No matter what your focus is for the New Year, it’s important to not only set new goals but keep your New Year’s resolution. More often than not, success isn’t achieved by reaching the main goal, but through the little steps you take along the way.
When you are planning your New Year goals, set small, achievable milestones along the way to your bigger goal. The emotional excitement you’ll feel at each stage will help you stay motivated to keep your New Year’s resolution.
In a study published by the Journal of Clinical Psychology, only 46% of people are successful in achieving their New Year goals. That means more than half of the population does not achieve goals set at the beginning of the year for a number of reasons. Rather than focusing on why people fail, focus on these tips that will help you keep your New Year’s resolutions:
Set a goal that you are passionate about and will be motivated to keep.
Try to make your goal different from those in years past.
Be specific and make sure your goals are achievable. There is nothing worse than setting yourself up for failure before you even begin.
Set out a plan with check in points along the way. If you’re looking to lose weight, plan to lose a certain amount three months from now, and a little more three months after that.
Write your goals down and share them with others. They will help you stay accountable to achieve goals and they’ll likely encourage you to keep going.
Reward yourself when you’ve reached a goal or hit a milestone.
Track your progress so you can see how far you’ve come.
If you get off track, you’ve not failed, get back on track and keep going!
This New Year 2023 will be a great year, and if you believe in the symbol of the White Rabbit, it will bring longevity, peace, and prosperity. Stay confident you will achieve your goals and remember these tips on how to keep New Year’s resolutions.
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