What are tips you'd use to stick to New Years resolutions? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.
New Year's Resolutions. Everyone loves making them. Everyone hates committing to them.
Just keeping it real.
I have good news for you. I put together a list of life hacks to make sure you crush your New Years resolutions.
Here's are 5 tips that will help you actually stick to your New Year's resolutions:
1. Have unavoidable daily reminders:
Print a picture of your goal and stick it onto your fridge. Want to take it up a notch? Make a magnet that represents your goal and put that on the fridge.
Put it on your calendar so that you get that daily reminder pop up on your phone.
Post a motivational quote on your ceiling. This way when you wake up, you're looking at message that makes you want to hustle.
Write it down on a post-it note and stick it to your bathroom mirror.
For example, if you walked into my bathroom you'd see a post-it note on the mirror that says:
*Write an awesome article once a week for
*Practice Spanish once a day on Duolingo (I'm learning a new language)
*Eat a green smoothie twice a day
2. Write it on your Facebook wall - Write your goals on your Facebook wall and share it with the world so that people can hold you accountable. Want to make it even more intense? Promise a monthly or quarterly update on your progress. #SocialAccountability
3. Make it data driven and create visuals of your progress - I'll give you an example of how you can do this.
Let's say you want to lose weight by running and lifting weights for an entire month. Use a calendar to keep track of your progress and put an X on each day that you complete.
Let's say you want to eat healthier. Use an app like MyFitnessPal to track your daily calorie intake.
Let's say you want to get a promotion. Use a tool like Prezi or Google Presentations to keep track of all of your great accomplishments for the year.
4. Make your goals very specific - It's harder to map out a plan when your New Year's resolution is vague.
Here are some examples of vague goals: I want to be in really great shape. I want to be better at work. I want to learn a new language.
Here's a tip: Be specific.
Here are some examples of specific goals: I want to reduce my cholesterol levels by 10%. I want to become an engineering manager within 12 months. I want to learn how to speak Spanish fluently so that I can hold a decent conversation.
Get down to the details and it'll make it easier for you to map out a plan to get to our goals!
5. Celebrate your wins - As you make progress on your goals, make sure you take a moment to celebrate your wins.
Send yourself an e-card.
Sing out loud to your favorite song and dance around like no one's watching.
Post a celebration photo on Instagram with crazy amounts of hashtags.
Enjoy a nice sushi dinner. Or steak. Or grilled veggies. Or whatever you like to eat.
Yell out from the rooftops.
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