Have you made any New Year’s resolutions this year? If you’ve been struggling to keep them, you’re not alone. It turns out 80% of New Year’s resolutions are set out to fail. Read on to find out how you can make them stick this year.
Choose a realistic goal
Instead of picking a vague goal to stick to, focus on something more concrete that you can realistically set your mind to. For example, instead of learning to cook, focus on learning five new recipes. A concrete goal will give you the chance to plan exactly how and when you’ll achieve the goal over the year to come.
Pick one resolution
While it’s probably easy for most of us to create a resolution list as long as our shopping list, it’s not beneficial. Taking on too much at one time can be daunting and cause you to lose focus from your goals. Pick just one resolution to help you stay on track.
Break your resolution down into small steps
Taking on too much at once is one of the many reasons why so many resolutions fail. Breaking your goal into small steps will make it seem much more achievable and less daunting. It may feel like your goal is taking longer to achieve, but these small changes will turn into new habits which are more likely to stick around for the long haul.
Keep checking in
Set achievable dates for each step of your resolution. By February you may find that you’ve lost your initial spark of New Year inspiration. Keep it alive by continuously checking in on your goals, even after facing setbacks.
Whatever your New Year’s resolution, downloading the Audacity app can help to keep you on track. With plenty of useful features from lists to reminders, find out for yourself how this powerful app can turn planning into a real pleasure.