January the first month of a whole a new year. A time for reflecting and planning as 12 months stretch before us clean and with no mistakes in them. Most people use this time to set new goals and resolutions for the coming year. Here are some of the most common new year’s resolutions:
Losing weight is one of the most classic new year’s resolutions. After a holiday season of feasting it’s no surprise that this a No. 1 goal for most of us.
Another common goal for many people is to get their finances in order. After the holiday season lightening most people’s wallets, getting a budget in place for the next year is a priority for many.
Learn something new
This is actually one of the most common goals most people make as a new year begins. A larger percentage of people will make self-improvement and education related resolutions over getting in shape.
Decluttering and organizing is another very popular new year’s resolution. Having things in order helps us feel ready to take on whatever the year throws at us.
This is another very common new year’s resolution and one with great health benefits.
Improving overall health is another popular goal as a new year begins. Whether it’s just to take better care of yourself or to do a 5K run, many people try to create a healthier lifestyle as they start another year.
These maybe some of the top resolutions people make each year but studies have been done that show most of us don’t keep them for very long. According to U.S. News 80% of people will give up on their new year’s resolutions by the second week in February.
Thankfully there are a lot of tips and tricks out there you can use to help you stick to your goals. One of the most helpful is to be sure to choose a specific goal. Most of us set very ambiguous goals for ourselves like, “lose weight,” “save more money,” or, “be more productive.” It can really help if you find a specific achievable step you can take to achieve these bigger goals.
Putting a plan into place can also help you achieve your goals. Choose your resolution carefully and don’t get spread too thin by having too many goals. Pick one or two and really focus on them. Brainstorm on how you will actually reach your goal. Start by taking small steps and making easy changes.
Getting support can also be a game changer when it comes to sticking with your resolution. Having someone who is also working toward the same goal can give you accountability and make you much more likely to actually keep your new year’s resolution. It can also make it more fun!