New Year New Me - What's in a Resolution?

Dec 29, 2020

Once you have done your reflection it’s time to consider your resolutions. People tend to make resolutions as we move from one year to the next, but the difficult part is staying accountable for them. In this sense, making resolutions needs to be a lot like making goals.

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What's in a Resolution?

A resolution is essentially the annual holiday term we use for a goal. As the year transitions from an old year to a new one, we often consider our goals to change something or improve ourselves.

Essentially what will be our New Year - New Me resolutions?

Resolutions come in many different forms and affect a lot of different areas of our lives. Many people find it helpful to set resolutions around some common themes that they find important.

For example,  common goals to set resolutions around include:

  1. Educational
  2. Professional
  3. Personal
  4. Relationships
  5. Health
  6. Spiritual Well-Being
  7. Artistic
  8. Community Outreach
  9. Financial
  10. Travel

Of course, you don't have to have goals in every category. There may be other areas as well that resonates with you, or some topics may not be high on your priority list this year but may enter in the future. It’s important to pick resolutions that are feasible and that you are motivated to accomplish.

How do you reach your goals and stay accountable for resolutions?

One of the keys to success is setting clear resolution goals for yourself, without clarity you lack focus and direction for any resolution you may have in mind. Clear goals allow you to take control of your life direction and provides you with a benchmark for determining whether you are succeeding or not. To accomplish your New Year resolution goals, you need to learn how to set them. You can’t just say you want to reach a goal and hope it happens without making a clear plan that is full of motivation.

There are three times of resolutions:

  • Goals to Start Doing (New): These are goals that you want to start in the new year.
  • Goals to Keep Doing (Maintain): These are practices that you are already doing and you want to continue to do in the new year.
  • Goals to Stop Doing (Stop): These are bad habits or practices that you want to stop in the upcoming year.

When you are establishing New Year resolutions it is important to consider if your goal is really feasible in a year or if you want to set a benchmark for it in the new year and add to it in the coming years.

To get you started with goals GetSetUp is hosting classes on goals. You can pick the topic that interests you the most with GetSetUp Guides in both the US and India focused on New Year - New Me goals!

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