“Your minute is your hour is your day is your week is your month is your year. If you want to make this year better, make each minute better.”
― Saji Ijiyemi
Has it only been 9 days? Between all the deadlines and family commitments one can hardly believe so little time has passed. Yet somewhere in all the madness you still remembered to set your New Year’s resolutions. There’s just one problem. In what feels like less than 5 minutes, you broke every single one. What next? Is it already time to throw in the towel? Well here a few tips to help you achieve your New Year’s Resolutions.
- Write them down. It is easy to say you will do something but writing it down helps you commit to it. It gives them life and transforms them from just of words you said. Most importantly, it helps you remember your resolutions and why you made them in the first place.
- Be clear and specific, for example, instead of saying you want to lose weight in 2019, say you want to lose 10kg (about 22 pounds) in 2019. Goals are easier to achieve when there is a clear destination in sight.
- Take baby steps. Now that you have your goal, think of small things you can do everyday to help you achieve it and write them down. Like any journey, you first have to plan for it before you embark on it.
- Forgive yourself. This is very important. Your journey won’t be perfect and not as smooth as you have imagined. You may make mistakes and may experience a few set backs but what matters more is what you do afterwards. Strive for progress, not perfection and see how much more you enjoy the journey.
- Be Patient and don’t be obsessed with the destination. You will not see change immediately BUT it is happening. One day you will wake up and realise have far you have come. The key is to be patient with the journey AND yourself.
So I say to you now, your year is just beginning. There may be ups and downs along the way, what is important is that you keep moving. Only then will you know how far you will go. Stay strong and stay blessed.
And though you started with little, you will end with much.