Most people set goals or New Year’s resolutions at the start of every new year. And most people forget about them or stop trying only a few weeks into the new year. If you’re one of these people, you’re not alone. You’re not alone in wanting to change either. Here are some ways to keep your resolutions on track:
Spend Time Around Disciplined People
The best way to form good habits is to spend time around people who’ve already formed them. Copy their habits and try to internalize their beliefs. This will help you to be more disciplined yourself and be better at sticking with a resolution. As another benefit, becoming more disciplined will cause others in your company to be more disciplined as well, resulting in company wide goal achievement.
Plan Out Your Resolutions
Creating a vague resolution is the easiest way to ensure that you won’t achieve that resolution. Give yourself a specific timeline and steps required to complete your goal. Write it down and put it someplace you’ll see often. This is a good way to check if you’re on track with your resolution and to remember what your resolution was in the first place.
After a long day at work, it’s too easy to turn on the tv or scroll through social media. These harmless seeming distractions keep you from achieving your goals. Distractions can even affect your productivity while at work. To combat distractions, consider putting your phone on silent or in an inconvenient location. If something else is a distraction for you, find ways to put it out of the way.
Find a Reason
What’s the point of setting a New Year’s resolution you don’t care about? Figure out why you want that specific resolution. Again, write it down and put it somewhere visible. Remembering why you set a goal will give you motivation to continue to work on that goal.
Use these tips this New Year’s or share them with your company to have a more productive year.