Make your New Year’s resolution count this year
The anticipation that builds up in December is contagious, with everyone looking forward to New Year’s Eve – parties, plenty of drinks and socialising with friends. However with that comes the dreaded New Year’s resolutions, dreaded only because you fear you will never be able to achieve them. And your old New Year’s resolutions are probably peering around the corner, making you really think about why passed resolutions never come to life!
During your December vacation or even seated at your desk during a quiet moment, you tend to think of things you need to change about your life. You pull out a pen and paper and a compile a list of all the New Year’s resolutions you hope to achieve. Top of mind on most people’s lists are the things they tend to overindulge in, or unhealthy habits you seem to have adopted over the years. The number one issue most people face is that once the clock strikes 12, the resolutions tend to stay on the piece of paper and are never brought to reality.
An article written in Forbes magazine states that only 8% of people tend to actually accomplish their New Year’s resolutions. This is a truly sad statistic, however one we should learn from. How did those 8% actually do it?
The University of Scranton in the U.S.A compiled a study of what the top New Year’s resolutions are for most people and how many of those resolutions were actually achieved. “Staying fit and healthy”and “quitting smoking”were both on that top ten list; and are two resolutions that people tend to struggle the most with.
If this sounds familiar, either for you or your loved ones, then you may like the sound of Twisp –a product offering a premium alternative to smoking. Imagine an alternative that frees you from the effects of inhaling smoke. No more tar, carbon monoxide, smelly clothes and hair, stained teeth and nails! Whatever your New Year’s resolutions may be this year, here are a few tips to keep you on track with your goals, well into 2015.
First and foremost you shouldn’t have a list–you should only have one New Year’s resolution. If you have too many things you want to change about your life, you tend to forget about the most important ones. Prioritise your list and then cut it down to one.
Planning. New Year’s Eve is most definitely not the perfect time to come up with a resolution. Last minute usually means impulsive. You need your resolution to be well thought out and have time to get your head around actually following through with it.
Set yourself a very specific goal. One in every three people that set themselves New Year’s resolutions tend to ditch them by the end of January. So think through every aspect of the resolution. For instance if you live in a house full of smokers or hang around with people who tend to eat badly then consider how are you going to avoid these situations and stay strong. To achieve these goals you need to put a timeline in place for when you hope to achieve your goal. Using an alternative smoking method, which still has a similar sensation to that of smoking is an example of this.
No matter what your goals are this New Year’s make sure you take stock of the good things in your life too and learn to appreciate the things you cannot change. Happy festive season to you all!