A Guide to Successfully Achieve Your New Year's Resolutions
Start writing a post
Life Stages

A Guide to Successfully Achieve Your New Year's Resolutions

New year, new me, who dis?

A Guide to Successfully Achieve Your New Year's Resolutions

Many of us have very ambitious goals for the new year and at times, it gets hard to keep up with them. Some people give up a few days into it, some give up after a few months, and there are some who get to achieve their goal(s).

I know for me I have given up on goals within a few days because I get caught up in my busy life and I say "I'll do it next year!" but that mindset isn't the best one to have because then you'll never be able to achieve a goal.

This year is different for me since I did manage to achieve at least one of the goals that I had last year and saw how rewarding it was. That goal was to get better grades prior to transferring to a university. Not only did I make it into the Dean's List during my last semester at community college, but I also got into every university I applied to!

However, enough about me. Here are some tips to help you all achieve your new year's resolutions:

1. Don't stop if you fail at your resolution(s) early on


Even though you might've done poorly in trying to complete your resolution, it should not mean you should fully end it! Keep going fam, don't let it discourage you from getting to endpoint!

2. Set something REASONABLE


I've set some unreasonable goals in the past which haven't helped me fully complete a goal. Set something you KNOW you can do. Nothing is truly impossible if you REALLY set your mind to it but you gotta be realistic and see if it is achievable within your resources and overall reason.

3. Don't have too many goals


It is tempting AF to do so because you want to 'glo up' your life fully within the span of ONE YEAR but sis, be nice to yourself. Set a good amount of resolutions that are not too time-consuming and don't force you too much out of your comfort zone. You have to balance everything in your life including the desire to complete these goals, give yourself something reasonable to complete! Remember that, good things take time. So take it step-by-step each day!

4. If you complete a goal, treat yourself!


Rewarding yourself is important but don't indulge too much in whatever you treat yourself with! You have to make sure you don't make it a habit either. Completing a goal should be a reward enough.

6. You don't need other's validation to complete your goals


It's your life so it does not matter what other's think about your goals. If you need support to finish your goal, you should be your own fan to support you fully. You got this!!

6. There's always next year...


Although I advise this the least, you should try again next year. BUT that's if you fail miserably and lose the motivation completely to keep going. Good luck with your 2019 goals!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
beer on the beach

Summer is hot and humid, and it's almost like summer was made specifically to drink the refreshing, cold, crisp wonderful, delicious, nutritious nectar of the gods. Which is none other than beer; wonderful cold beer. With summer playing peek-a-boo around the corner while we finish up this semester, it's time to discuss the only important part of summer. And if you haven't already guessed, it's beer. There are few things I take more seriously than my beer, in order are: sports... and beer. Here are my favorite summer brews:

Keep Reading...Show less

7 Reasons SoCal Rocks!

75 degrees and sunny, plus, no humidity. I mean do I really need to say more?

woman in black and white long sleeve shirt carrying girl in red jacket in Venice beach
Photo by Jeff Hopper on Unsplash

SoCal summers are the best summers by far, and honestly, no argument is needed. But, if you aren't sure why SoCal summers are the best, here are 7 reasons why!

Keep Reading...Show less

25 Lyrics for Selfie Captions

Because let's be honest, we all use lyrics.

woman takes a selfie for social media

Sometimes you can't think of the perfect caption for your Instagram post. I love using lyrics as my captions because there's so many great lines in songs that just seem to fit in the moment. Here are some lyrics that could work for your selfie or pictures of you with your friends!

Keep Reading...Show less

Bruce Springsteen's Top 7 Lyrics

Everything Bruce says in his classic rock songs.

bruce springsteen album cover born in the usa

Anyone who was born and raised in New Jersey (or anywhere really) knows of Bruce Springsteen, whether or not they like him is a whole other situation. I hope that his hundreds of classic rock songs and famous high energy performances, even in his sixties he can put on better concerts than people half his age, are at least recognizable to people of all ages. Love him or hate him (I identify with the former) you have to admit that some of his songs and interviews have inspirational quotes and lyrics.

Keep Reading...Show less

New England Summers Are The BEST Summers

Why you should spend your next summer in New England.

Marconi Beach

Three years ago, I chose to attend college in Philadelphia, approximately 360 miles away from my small town in New Hampshire. I have learned many valuable lessons away from home, and have thoroughly enjoyed my time spent in Pennsylvania. One thing that my experience has taught me, however, is that it is absolutely impossible to beat a New England summer.

You cannot beat the beach. Believe it or not (which many people may not), New England has a long and beautiful coastline. Most of my high school summers were spent sitting on the Wall at Hampton Beach, getting sunburnt and eating Acai bowls from The Secret Spot. The Wall was the place to be both during the day and at night. We begin our days there with a KB's bagel and coffee, and end them with pizza and ice cream. It’s not a New England summer without that 4 p.m. text from someone, “Who wants to meet at the Wall tonight?” Nighttime is for Tripoli’s Pizza, the sound of waves, and wishes on shooting stars. Wednesday nights are especially important, as those are the nights that Hampton Beach sets off the weekly firework display.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments