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How not to quit the New Year Resolutions?

Who has not set new goals every year that comes? Does it sound like you've heard someone say: this New Year I'm going to go to the gym, I'm going to eat better, I'm going to save more money, I'm going... a lot of things, right? Well now, how many of them have left it after two weeks or have you never heard from them these new goals again? Are you one of those people?

If so, I'm afraid that in the end another year will pass and you will say the same thing again next year.


New year's goals

January is a month of reflection in which people look back on how the year has been and we consider how to improve the next. Almost all of them are on a personal level. We all want to improve. But of course, improving and changing has a price.

And that price is dedication, perseverance and discipline.

In general, the most proposed goals of people are:

  • Get fit

  • Eat better

  • Socialize more

  • Earn more money or save more

  • Give up smoking

  • Give up alcohol and junk food

  • Study more and learn new things

I would like to tell you that what you want to change, if you really want it, you must do it now!

And not wait for a specific date and throw yourself away drinking, smoking or eating a lot of junk food for the excuse of starting next year. Since it will be more difficult to change later.


Reasons why people quit after 2 weeks

In general, people leave and even forget what they set out to do in February or even worse, after 2 weeks. They may start out strong but become unmotivated or forget it in a short time. Why is this happening?

Why we failed and how to remedy it:

  • The new purposes are too hard and they are not realistic: The initial motivation decreases as time passes and the will power is not enough to continue with this great purpose. It is better to set goals that are easier to meet and from there, start increasing the level of difficulty. Thus, motivation will increase as you achieve small achievements.

  • You have many purposes at the same time: Having many purposes to fullfill in your day to day, generates unnecessary stress, which contributes to your failure with all the goals you set for yourself. The fewer decisions you have to make, the more accurate they will be, so prioritize the most important tasks first.

  • Your purpose is unspecific: not knowing what tasks to perform to achieve that goal will cause you to leave it and not achieve it. It is important that your goal is specific so that you can know what to do and also know if you are constant over time.

  • You are not clear why you proposed it: Defining the main reason to achieve your goal motivates you all the way.

  • You do not have a System that supports you: When you only focus on what you want to achieve or the time limit to achieve it, but not in the process, it is very likely that you will not be able to obtain those results that you are looking for. The system that you are going to create is what is going to tell you how to achieve it.


Example for a healthy life

If you want to eat better you are not being clear about your purpose, you should change it to "I am going to eat 1 piece of fruit every morning" or, my favourite, "I am going to add green vegetables to every meal on my daily menu".

Another example of wanting to exercise more would be: "I'm going to go for a walk and complete 7,000 steps every day" or "I'm going to go to the gym Monday, Wednesday and Friday".

Applying clear, real goals and systems that help us, will make the goals and objectives easy to remember and achievable.

Here, I leave you a compilation video of my best of the year 2021, I recommend you look back, not only to see what you can change, but also the moment you enjoyed. It is always very positive to remember those moments with a smile.


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