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How to stick to your New Year’s resolutions?

By Seshu 07 January 2016

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A New Year's resolution isn't just something written down the day before the New Year starts, it is something that has been in your mind for a long time, and you're looking to fuel it with the spirit that comes from a new year. It is great to list our resolutions but keeping them meaningful is what brings life to them. Here are some of the ways to stick to your New Year's resolutions.

Be assertive

Being assertive is one of the best formulas to start working on your resolutions as it is known to keep a person more productive. Assertiveness helps you learn how to stand for yourself without going against others. Avoid blaming others, handle your emotions and those emotions that are unnecessarily clouding your mind.

Be clear and focused

Wash out that cluster formed in your mind. Get control of yourself and be clear with what you're doing. Remember, focusing on one particular thing at a time is more powerful than taking a bite from each and every act. So don't let your focus wander.

Don't erase the past

It's better to forget a bad past than to dwell on it, but if you totally delete it from the mind you run the chance of repeating the same mistakes that led to that past. Let it stay in the "recycle bin" instead of erasing it from memory, and help your past take care of your present by learning from the mistakes you did.

Learn to say no

There are chances your outside life may disturb you, even though you are determined to follow through on your tasks. Your bestie may have called you for a party, or your mom wants to attend a big event. But when the task is more significant than your enjoyment, give your work more priority and try to politely say no.

Keep the fire on

Just because you made one resolution successful doesn't mean you can forgo the others. Try to get a helpful push from the one you completed, and keep that fire on in achieving the remaining resolutions.

Following one or two of the above points can inspire you, but doing all of the above will go a long way towards fulfilling your New Year's resolutions.