The New Year gives people a sense of refreshment and a clean slate. December is a crazed month that has people begging for a start-over button. With holidays, finals, and the cold, it seems to never end. You will only be successful in completing your New Year Resolutions if you take the time to plan and organize.
Normally, I have an indifference to celebrating the new year. I’ve watched years pass, not paying attention to the particular time in which goals are achieved. I would see it more as every goal should have a different time frame and you should constantly be trying to improve yourself regardless of the year or the time restraints of that year. While moving forward with this concept, the idea of having a specific time to stop and refresh yourself is intriguing.
The way you plan and set up your goals is important. Taking the time to consider how long they may take and giving yourself that time is better than throwing yourself into too much. Set up things you think are possible to achieve within short time periods and long time periods. You can vary your goals from “start writing grocery lists” to “getting over fear of heights.”
Make sure there is a mix of easy things to achieve to more difficult goals. This way, you can get the simpler things done and still feel accomplished, while slowly working on the larger goals. If these aren’t constant, you may end up being disappointed if you don’t follow through.
What are your goals for the year? What have you accomplished so far? Let us know in the comments!