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Tips for Keeping New Year’s Resolutions (Part Three)

January 9, 2016 Hastings and Hastings

That is right, more advice for keeping your New Year’s Resolution. One thing is for sure, if you are not successful this year, you won’t have Hastings & Hastings to blame! This is going to round out our series on keeping New Year’s Resolutions. The rest of it is going to be up to you.

6) Don’t Talk about It

This one may seem a little counter intuitive, but there is something interesting at work here. Many people think it is in their best interested to tell everyone about their New Year’s resolution. They think this is a good way to be held accountable. The thing is, no one really cares about anyone else’s resolution. They aren’t going to be putting in the hard work to check in on you and keep you accountable. There is also something more subtle and insidious that happens when you tell someone else about your goals. Psychological studies have shown that talking about our goals actually fills us with a sense of accomplishment, almost like we have already succeeded. We feel good just talking about improving. Keep your resolutions to yourself, at least until you accomplish them. Then you can brag all you want.

7) Utilize Technology

In this day in age, we have amazing technological tools available to us. Don’t be afraid to use them. Set reminders on your phone. Find apps that may help you stick to your resolution. Do research on the web. Find out how people with similar goals managed to be successful. Do anything you can to make reaching your goal easier, without lowering the bar of the resolution itself.

That is it for us! We wish everyone the best of luck with their New Year’s resolutions this year. It’s a fresh start, and we believe in you.