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Pick a goal that is meaningful and doable, making sure it's coming from inside you, not imposed by others.
Make specific, realistic plans for your New Year Goal using the time-tested SMART Technique:
For example: If you feel the cue of smoking, replace the smoking with some other activity like having a cup of coffee.
While you're trying to follow your resolution, there will be inevitable obstacles and slip-ups that will discourage you. Do not punish yourself, just stop your inner critic from whispering negative things in your mind and carry on with your good work.
You can also try to reward yourself when you do what you intend to, to kick in positive emotions.
When you try to push yourself in the right direction by trying to build a good habit, there are forces inside you that will resist and have to be fought.
There will be negative thoughts related to progress that can be overcome by thinking positive, motivating thoughts. If positivity does not work, try being realistic and objective.
The W.O.O.P. Technique can work to make you focus on what is to be done:
Set slightly bendable and flexible plans so that you can meet them on a daily basis.
For example: If you set a rigid goal to exercise in the gym for 1 hour daily, it can fail, but if your goal is to go to the gym daily and get some exercise, even 15 minutes, then it has a higher chance of success.
A group supporting you with your goals can be an effective technique for motivation. It is a form of public commitment and peer pressure to keep you from postponing or giving up upon your goals.
You can also use social media to announce and provide updates on your self-improvement endeavor to garner support from people who know you.
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Be Accountable To Yourself — One of the most important skills you can learn in life is to be self-reliant.
Most people do not stick to their New Year's resolutions because they focus on the entire task.
By just focusing on the daily small steps, one is able to create a successful daily routine.
Dial back your goal for the New Year to be a more practical, pragmatic one, and your chances of success will rise dramatically.
Don't be too hard on yourself.
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