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Making a new year’s resolution that sticks

We have once again found ourselves at the time when the phrase ‘new year, new me’ is tossed around by every man and his dog. Each year many people pledge to improve themselves in one way or another with a resolution that often only lasts through to February.

It’s time for you to set yourself an achievable goal that you can and want to keep for the entire year. That’s why we’ve come up with our best tips to help you make a new year’s resolution that sticks.

Pick something with a passion

The saying goes that if you do something you love, you will never work a day in your life. So why not make your new year’s resolution the same? Working towards something that you are passionate about will make your life a lot easier to lead.

No matter whether your goal may be taking more care of your health, earning that promotion, changing careers or even putting effort more into your relationships, it’s much easier to put in the hard yards when you truly care about the end result.

Make it achievable

While it’s great to have big dreams and aspirations, most of them won’t be achievable overnight. And if you set the bar too high for yourself, your resolution is going to seem more unattainable and therefore harder to motivate yourself for.

Try to lay out the steps you need to take to get to your big dream, and make them into smaller and more achievable goals. This way, you will feel more comfortable and happy with your resolution rather than intimidated and guilty. For example, you may not be able to achieve a career change in as little as a year, but you might be able to start or complete some study to help get you there.

Have the support to get you through

No matter how big or small your resolution may be, it’s always a great idea to get your nearest and dearest on board to support you. Having the backing of your family and friends in any endeavour will help you to focus and motivate yourself and will keep you from feeling alone in your journey.

Another great tip to help you stick to your resolution is to seek out relevant external support. Working on your health? Visit a dietician. Need time for your relationships? Find yourself a counsellor. Undertaking further study? Seek out the support mechanisms that your institution offers.

Don’t let another year of unsuccessful resolutions pass you by. If you find an achievable goal that you have passion for with the support of your family and friends, you might finally land yourself a resolution that sticks. And if you are looking to upskill or change careers, why not take a look at our range of online courses that will help you get there.