Most everyone has something they want to do, change, eradicate, or enhance whenever a new year rolls around. By the end of those 365 days, some of us may be pleased that our resolutions have been accomplished and others not. Here are a few tips on what to do when writing out your resolution:
When writing your New Year resolution, having a super objective that summarizes the goals is helpful. For instance, the super objective could be as simple as wanting to change. The key is to narrow down your goal so that it is more specific. For example, some ways you can change your lifestyle is by making the effort to exercise, revise one hour a day, or make new friends. I recently discussed my goals with a good friend the other day and wrote them with a main focus in mind.
One of the many goals we discussed was being of service. Sometimes we can get so caught up in the “I want to,” or “I will’ phrases and seem to forget one of our greatest abilities is to be of service, especially to people who need it most. The best part is that anyone can do this.
As I mentioned, my friend and I were discussing goals, and that ties in with an important resolution—having an accountability partner. This requires trustworthy and understanding people to make sure that they keep you “in check”. Being able to have that person or people to assist you will make your resolutions that much easier to achieve.
You can also divide the year into quarters which can help you maintain the goal and see the progress being made. When this is done, more structure is required in your planning for each of the three months so that you have an impactful reward at the end of the year.
Lastly, be ambitious with your resolution but also be realistic. To stay on track, have refocusing moments during the process, such as praying or meditating.
Hopefully these tips will get you closer to being your best self by the end of the year. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
By Emmanuella Alausa, Bishop Thomas Grant High School, London