If you’re thinking of making another set of New Year’s resolutions for next year, here are few things you’d want to consider before you start creating your list
Having a New Year’s resolution has become a habit to prepare for the next year. No one really explained to us why we’re supposed to do it, but it became an unspoken tradition that we will eventually forget to finish at one point. You’ve probably made countless lists only to put them aside before we even hit the second half of the year, so really, who are you fooling?
But if you believe you can check out all the boxes in your list, here are a few things you should consider before you actually begin.
Think of the why
The first step to a good plan is to know why you’re doing it in the first place. Do you want to improve your time management? Check out your schedule and see how you can work your way around it. Want to live that snail-girl lifestyle? Write down activities that can help you intentionally slow down. What we’re saying is, there has to have a purpose behind each one—makes it more meaningful this way.
Long-term and doable goals
Deciding on your motive will help you narrow down your list—just make them achievable. Try not to go too extreme when it comes to your resolutions or else you’ll feel too pressured to accomplish them. Instead, think of them as steps that you need to take one by one for you to reach your goal. Don’t forget that you have a full year ahead of you.
Make it fit for your lifestyle
As mentioned before, don’t be too radical when you’re thinking about your new year plan. If you have a busy schedule because of college or work, think of activities that can be easily added to your hectic plan. But if you want to add something major, spread them out throughout the year so it won’t clash with anything else.
Set a timeline
In a corporate setting, we usually have terms and a mapped out timeline to properly plan out the calendar, so why not apply this practice to your New Year’s resolutions? It’s not that you’re being too stiff with your plans, but at least you’re doing it diligently instead of feeling the need to finish it all ASAP.
Learn how to manage
Above all the planning and thinking, it really boils down to your discipline—hence, the piled up unaccomplished lists of resolutions. So as you write down your goals, make sure you’re manifesting positive energy. Believing that you can accomplish them is always a good first step!