2017 New Year Resolutions

6 Tips to Help you Create and Stick with your New Year’s Resolutions {Plus a list of some of my 2017 Resolutions}

Sticking to New Year Resolutions is really difficult. This year I am determined and have thought of 6 tips to help me achieve my goals!
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Creating 2017 New Year Resolutions that you will actually stick to is very difficult. This year I am determined to try my hardest and maybe even accomplish a few of them. My list is very long this year so that I have more chances! (Check out some of my 2017 New Year Resolutions at the end of this post)

I have come up with 6 really good tips to creating resolutions that are easier to stick to. Let me know any of your tips!

*Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored in any way and all opinions are my own.

1. Make sure you write them down! 2017 New Year Resolutions

First of all write down all of your New Year Resolutions in multiple spots! I have mine on paper in my bedside table and in my purse. I also have them on my phone and on my computer. Plus some of them will be on this blog! Having them in multiple places so that you have easy access to them is very important.

 

 

2. Have a detailed plan with scheduled checkups!

Another thing I recommend writing down is scheduled checkups in your calendar, whether it is on paper or an electronic one. If you don’t regularly use a calendar then put them in your phone calendar with an alarm. I have decided to do monthly checkups for my resolutions. Writing down smaller goals at each checkup will help you stay focused and on track.

I don’t have checkups for all of my goals, but I do want to track my progress as the year goes on.

3. Create rewards for yourself! 2017 New Year Resolutions

Outside of the scheduled checkups, have specific milestones that you can reward yourself at. Have the specific checkpoints and the specific rewards planned out right from the beginning! Rewards can be things that relate to your goal or just random things you have been wanting. I recommend making the goals better and better as you get further on your goals! My rewards start out with small items like new nail polish and range up to a new tattoo!

 4. Make realistic goals!

Nothing else will help you if your goals are not realistic. I have decided to keep my goals a little lower and hopefully surpass the goals by the end of the year! If your resolutions aren’t reachable, it will be near impossible to keep yourself motivated. In addition to that, if you reach your goals early in the year it may motivate you to continue on even further!

5. Have measurable goals!

This is similar to having realistic goals. If you aren’t able to measure your goals, how will you know when you have reached it? You don’t have to have specific numbers for everything. Some goals may say you need to “this” at least once a week for the entire year. That is still something that you can measure and keep track of.

6. Hold yourself accountable!

I have found that the easiest way to hold yourself accountable is to find someone to help. A friend, husband, or family member. Tell them your goals and plans with them and ask them to check in with you from time to time. If they forget to ask you then continue to keep them updated anyways. This will make it harder for you to quit!


My 2017 New Year Resolutions

  • Becoming More Aware
    • Every week I am going to introduce myself to one new media product that will teach me something I never would have thought about. It will be new podcasts, movies, TV shows, blogs, and anything else that it recommended to me. Also I will write about the new things in my monthly recaps!
  • Stop Biting My Nails
    • I have created rewards when I reach a certain number of days without biting my nails. Beginning January 1st I hope I can just stop completely, but that’s not very realistic for me.
      • 30 days
      • 50 days
      • 100 days
      • 150 days
      • 200 days
      • 250 days
      • 300 days
      • 350 days
  • Limit Pop to 2 per Month
    • I used to not drink pop at all, but lately I have started to again. I like to have it as a treat once in a while. Therefore, I am going to limit myself to two pops a month. I will keep you all updated on how it goes in each monthly recap!

 

I will be posting my January goals for each of these very soon! Also make sure to check back for February goals and January recap!

What are your 2017 New Year Resolutions?

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