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How To Make New Year's Resolutions

Updated on March 6, 2014
New year resolutions are easy to make but difficult to keep up with. However with a little bit of thinking and planning we can practically implement all the things in our lives which we promise for ourselves.
New year resolutions are easy to make but difficult to keep up with. However with a little bit of thinking and planning we can practically implement all the things in our lives which we promise for ourselves. | Source

At the end of every year we always make some commitments to start a new in the year ahead. For that matter, we think about the commitments we can make to ourselves and the targets we want to attain in the coming year. These are the New Year resolutions and are often regarded as somewhat important to the person who likes to strive and to those who work with a pre planned program for future.

Keeping up with your New Year’s resolutions is something very important and at the same time very difficult. Many people usually have the habit of making and then later breaking their resolutions. The question that arises here is how to set your resolutions in a way that what you plan, you must stick to it and achieving certain objectives does not becomes difficult.

Below mentioned are some of the very practical steps that we should consider and adopt while making our resolutions for the year ahead.

How to Set Your New Years Resolutions


The very first step in setting up resolutions is to think carefully. Giving your goals and targets to set for a proper thought is significant. You must take care that whatever the commitments you make to yourself should be practically achievable. Without the careful consideration of the objectives, their accomplishment becomes very difficult.


You must remember that being practical is the key of your new year’s resolutions. You should consider what you really want to attain in the year ahead and set your goals according to that. Choose the most important things that matter to you and which you have been looking forward to change something about them.


Talking about your new year’s targets to your family and friends is also very much advisable. They can help you out with an honest and frank opinion. As they know you better and being close to you they might give you some practical ideas about the desired change in your lifestyle or something that is related to your personal self.


It is much advisable to keep your list of resolutions sweet and short. Limiting yourself to a little number of resolutions makes the task at hand easy to achieve. This way the whole idea of following resolutions does not looks complex to attain. It leaves a certain psychological impact that what you have set for yourself is achievable. Try to restrict yourself to a limited number of resolutions so that following them won’t look difficult.


You have to make sure that while setting up your resolutions you should not take bigger jumps rather move ahead with little steps. A simple, easy, step by step process towards your targets makes their practical achievement possible. Always remember don’t make your resolutions a complex course. Just take them easy and not put them on your nerves so much that it becomes harder to attain them.


Being realistic with setting up of your New Year’s resolutions is something that really counts. The targets that you set for yourself should be set in a reasonable and rational way. Plan according to your habits and your lifestyle so that what you want to achieve, you do not find it much difficult.


The bigger the goal is, the more difficult it becomes to attain it. Therefore you should take care to set up your resolutions in a way that it becomes easy for you to achieve the final objectives. Break down and divide your large goals into smaller ones. This way you might be able to make the changes in a much trouble free way.


You have to think and aim for what is truly important to you. Target all those things which really can bring a change in your life for the good. Think of the changes which you want to adjust and modify in the true sense. List the important objectives to attain first.


Whenever you set a target, persistence and patience are the keys to success. You have to remember that without these two things your goals cannot be achieved. Similarly with regard to your new year’s resolutions persistence and patience both are equally important. A change in life cannot be brought about without these two factors.

Creating a qualitative life requires efforts. While making New Year’s resolutions, a thing which must be kept in mind is that whatever you want to attain in the year ahead will require your constant endeavors. Only then it is possible to achieve your goals. Making your new year’s resolutions is easy but sticking to them is difficult. Their accomplishment is only possible if you will make them by keeping in mind the certain practical aspects that has been mentioned above in the article.

I wish everyone all the best for the resolutions and the New Year ahead.

Some Good Quotes on New Year Resolutions

  • Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. Abraham Lincoln.
  • The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul. G.K. Chesterton.
  • Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right. Oprah Winfrey.
  • Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. Hal Borland.
  • Making resolutions is a cleansing ritual of self-assessment and repentance that demands personal honesty and, ultimately, reinforces humility. Breaking them is part of the cycle. Eric Zorn.
  • Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man. Benjamin Franklin.
  • My New Year’s resolution is to stick to a good workout plan that will keep me healthy and happy James Lafferty.
  • Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act, and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune Francis Quarles

© 2011 Saadia A


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      Saadia A 5 years ago

      Thank you ishwaryaa for appreciating and dropping in your feedback.

      Thank you and Happy New Year to you and your family as well :)

      Also, thank you for your votes and sharing too.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      A wise hub with valid points. Many after reading this sensible hub of yours will follow your advice of making New Year's Resolutions in a practical manner. Well-done!

      Happy New Year 2013 to you & your family!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Interesting. Voted up & shared

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      Saadia A 6 years ago

      Thank you very much Deborah,nice of you :)

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      thank you this is a very useful HUB... i VOTED UP ...