I hope you all are enjoying what 2013 has brought to you so far. I do not know if any of you actually make a list of resolutions, but I try to make a habit out of writing one every year that is full of goals and hopes that I am determined to accomplish during the year. Life is busy enough as a college student and resolutions are not always easy to abide by. Like 80% of the world, I fall short on all or most of these goals every year. So I have compiled a list of advice for all of us who are determined to complete this year’s resolutions.
Look at yourself now. Then think of what you will feel like when you accomplish your goal. You will feel pretty great, right? Hold on to that feeling and remind yourself of it every time that little voice tells you it is not worth it.
Sit down with a calendar, one that you put every important date on and that you will see every day. Make a timeline using this calendar to make check points and accomplishment dates for your goals. Your resolutions will go nowhere if you do not see a way to cross the finish line.
3. Motivational Notes
As corny as you may find this, put sticky notes all over your house, car, or anywhere to remind you that you can do it. It is important to maintain encouraged. We have to find encouragement within ourselves, and not just from those around us.
These pieces of advice have helped me out so far with my resolutions and I am confident they will help you too.
Do you have a good piece of advice? Want to share a success story? Leave a comment below! Your own advice and stories may be just the encouragement someone else needs.