Keep Your New Year Resolution, Fulfill Your Dream and Achieve Goal By Writing Things Down

It is fast approaching the end of the year and everyone is making New Year’s resolutions or still thinking about what their new year resolutions are. Almost everyone makes new year resolutions but sadly not everyone actualises them.

Study shows that 25% of people abandon their new year’s resolutions after one week.
60% of people abandon their new year’s resolutions within 6 months.

Only 8% actually achieves their new year’s resolutions by the end of the year.

From these studies, it is clear that fulfilling your new year’s resolution is not an easy task and this is why you need to set practical goals on how to actualize them.

Thinking about your new year’s resolutions and having them in mind is good but that is not enough to make them a reality. You need to do more than just having them in mind, you need to write them down.

Research has shown that 42% of people are more likely to actualize their new year’s resolution by writing them down.

Anything you write down you can never forget it but what you think or have in mind you can forget it after some time. You have a definite direction and knowledge towards what you write down but what you only have in your head goes about in circles.

We are going to state some of the benefits why you need to write down your new year’s resolution if you really want to achieve them.

Why You Need to Write Down your New Year’s Resolutions

1. For clarity of things you want – When you write down your new year’s resolutions, you have a very clear picture and understanding of the things you want. When writing a list of your new year’s resolutions, number it in the other of preference. Let the most important things you want to do come first. When you write them in this manner, you have a total understanding of what you want. If you want to travel to at least seven different countries before the end of the year and you also want to start a business, you can place the most important one at the first position and the other one at the second.

2. For proper planning – Now you have a clear picture of the things you want, the next step is your plans on how to actualize them. Making new year’s resolutions is great but how will you actualize them? When you don’t have a plan then you are already planning to fail. Write down your plans on how to achieve each new year’s resolution by the side. This makes it easy for you to do what to do and to actually be a part of the 8% that actualizes their new year’s resolution by the end of the year.

3. It is your motivation factor – A good thing you have a plan but you need to take action on your plans before they can actually be a reality. When you write down your plans, you are motivated to take actions and your actions bring the results which you want to see. Let’s take, for example, you have a new year resolution of losing 25 pounds of weight. Make a plan of spending 2-3 hours in the gym every day or every 2 days. When you write this down, you are motivated to adhere to it and before you know it you’ve lost 25 pounds within 2 months.

4. It helps to overcome resistance or weariness – Most of the time, people get tired or discouraged along the way and just give up on their new year’s resolutions. Writing them down will give you a motivation to press on because you see them every day. You need to keep in mind that nothing good comes easy, so you do not give up on making your new year’s resolution a reality.

5. It enables you keep to track of your progress – When you write down your new year’s resolution, you easily keep track of what you have achieved and the next one you need to focus on. It is best to tick any of the resolutions that you have achieved and then move to the next important one on your list.

Where to write down your New Year’s resolutions

You may be wondering, where is the best place you can write your new year’s resolution so you can easily have assessed to them. There are different places you can write down your new year’s resolutions. These include;

1. Books – Books are good use to write your new year’s resolutions. Softcover or Hardcover  notebooks are ideal for use to list down all your resolutions in their order of importance. Keep the book in a place you can easily have access to it so that you are always in contact with it.

2. Journals – Journals are ideal use to write down all your new year resolutions. The journal should be the one you always take with you or kept in a place that you can see it often. The more you see those things you wrote down, the more you are motivated to work towards achieving them. Get either a hardcover or softcover journal and write down all your new year’s resolution in an orderly manner.

3. Sticky pads – Sticky pads are also ideal use to write down your new year’s resolution. Sticky pads are particularly great because you can easily stick them to the wall of your office or the wall your room close to your bed. By sticking them on the wall, you constantly come in contact with them and you are reminded of taking necessary actions to actualize them.

Fulfilling resolutions and making them come to actualization is not just mere wishes, it takes proper planning and actions for them to be actualized. It is very important to take all necessary steps that we have enumerated here so that you can be among the 8% of people that have their resolutions fulfilled and actualized at the end of the new year.