Most people make a New Year’s Resolution, but many people give up on them within the first two weeks of the year. Setting goals for an entire year is really impractical, as you won’t be able to keep that same motivation you had in December the previous year for another twelve months. Plus, who knows what might pop up at any given moment?
A better substitute is to make monthly resolutions– a “New Year’s Resolution” for each month. New Year’s Resolutions are still fun to make to retain that feeling of each year being a new start, but for getting them done, a monthly resolution should be made to reinforce those goals on your New Year’s Resolution list.
How to Make a Monthly Resolution
- Look at your New Year’s Resolution and examine the goals you have listed.
- Look at your schedule for the month, and pick out the most important event.
- Focus your goals around that event. Then incorporate one, some or all of the goals on your New Year’s Resolution in the spare time that you won’t be focusing on it.
- Don’t make those goals the same as on your New Year’s Resolution though. You now have a better idea of what a certain period of time holds, rather than last December when you had no idea. Be more specific and personal with your goals.
Benefits of Monthly Resolutions
- A new found source of motivation each month.
- More specific goals that will be easier to follow because you’re now aware of your schedule and free areas.
- It also satisfies the psychological side as you haven’t let yourself down.
- Breaking down things tend to make it easier to reach that final point.
What’re you’re guys’ monthly resolutions? Feel free to share them in the comments, or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org . I’ll make sure to feature some on my blog. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to enter Sing Simple’s very first contest!!