New year comes with a fresh start. About that time you plan to do things you really want to achieve, like that idea you have and want to act into existence. The truth be told, we all have been making plans(New year’s resolution) over the years and it’s like nothing is actually working. The main origin of the phrase New year’s resolution started in Babylon over 4000 years ago.
The culture of the Babylonians whereby they reaffirm their gods and also people that rule them.
The good thing about the new year’s resolution plan is that it helps you plan ahead. If you have heard of that saying that “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail”.
Furthermore, what you are not aware of, is that there are untold secrets as to achieving those set-out plans you have listed to work on. For as much as everyone wants to be a better version of themselves, I will give tips on how to make your plans for this year as effective as you wish.
1. Make Small Plans
This will sound a bit discouraging to some people. But my point here is let’s all be realistic come on!!
For example, part of the plans on your wish list is to save all of your allowances. Now, this is something you have not done before, you haven’t even tried to but in your head, it’s possible to work out. I’m sure you don’t expect that to happen even if you’re very serious about it.
The best thing to do is start bit by bit, get your Allowance split it and start up the savings. The moment you notice you are comfortable with it then you can try out the whole of your allowance. My point now is to make plans that are not too big and vague because when you plan something too big. At the end of the year, you realize you have achieved nothing.
2. Pen Down Your Resolutions
Find a note, get a pen and write all you want to achieve in the new year. It is very important if you don’t know. This is because when you write your resolutions it makes you accountable and responsible. You can know what you really what to achieve this year. For example, during my meditation earlier this year, I had like 10 resolutions sorted out in my head. In the process of meditating, I fell asleep, and I woke up to 6 resolutions. Remember to jot down whatever it is you have in mind.
3. Follow-Up Plan
This is a follow-up plan on tip number 2. You should find answers to questions like “ How do I achieve this, how do I go about it”. Let’s say weight loss is one resolution you have listed out. Now you work towards achieving it how many times in a week you decide to workout
4. Do Some Checks
Here you know how far you have gone with your new year’s resolution list. The habits you planned to stop for instance drinking alcohol. How far have you gone with that? Did you eventually stop or are you gradually making a move away from it? These are the things you need to keep in check.
5. Celebrate Yourself
Lastly, you need to celebrate your little progress. It doesn’t matter how small it is just to celebrate yourself, more like a form of encouragement and you’re pushing yourself to do more.