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Achieve Your New Year Resolutions

It’s a new year, so you know what that means!!! New year resolutions! There will be commitments to lose weight, exercise more, cut back on alcohol, drink more water, get better grades, be more patient, and certainly, finally achieve that big goal.

It’s a powerful time of year! And no doubt, before the new year even hit, you were excited about whatever commitment you made. I know I was!

But let me ask you a question, have you made some of these same resolutions before? I know I am guilty of being a repeat offender. I can’t tell you how many times the commitment to lose weight was on my list. And at the beginning of every year, I started out strong, genuinely believing I would be successful this time; and before two months into the new year had even passed, I was off track and no longer had hopes of achieving that goal.

Why does this happen? How is it we can be so committed to a goal, so committed to change, but then change doesn’t take place.

I’ll tell you why.

It’s because lasting change requires more than a wish, a hope, or even an external change. Lasting change always requires a change within.

It’s time to change the way you think. If you are a person who struggles with self-doubt or a poor self-image, it’s time to drown out those thoughts with some positivity. It’s time to get a new way of thinking! Daily affirmations are a great way to begin to replace negative thoughts with positive thoughts. When you think positively, you’re energized and motivated to work towards your goals, you’re also in better position to persevere, when times get rough. Find a list of daily affirmations here https://nolongerastayathomemom.com/free-resources/, that you can printout for free.

It’s time to change the way you respond to challenges and setbacks. Challenges and setbacks are sure to arise. If you have no expectation for this, and instead are believing that it’s going to be easy and problem free, you’re in for a surprise. Don’t be caught off guard. know that challenges and setbacks will happen; and have a game plan on how you plan to rise up and triumph over them, when they do.

If you don’t make the necessary changes within, the external changes will be short lived. This new year, give your new year resolutions a fighting chance, and commit to changing the way you think, and the way you respond to challenges and setbacks, so you can achieve your goals and maintain them all year long.

53 thoughts on “Achieve Your New Year Resolutions

  1. No resolutions for me! At least no New Year’s resolutions. I tend to evaluate throughout the year. But I did start going to a support group tonight for a big life change this year. And the support was amazing from the minute I walked through the door. So maybe because it fell in the first week of January I could consider this one a New Year’s Resolution! Thanks for a post reminding me to discover a better me and work harder toward reaching those things.

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  2. I like this post a lot and I agree with you. It is all about the power of positive thinking. If we hit a stumbling block on our path to achieve our goal, it is so easy to start thinking negatively. We can’t do that, like you said. We have to stay positive. This post was very encouraging!

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  3. I did really well with my New Year’s resolutions last year. I need to keep it up for 2020. I like how you talking about positivity! We all could use positivity in our lives, think how much better the world would be if everyone was more positive. 🙂

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  4. I prefer to set goals than resolutions. To me, setting goals keeps me more focused on the end result I want to achieve, and I set small goals that ultimately lead to the overall goal.

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  5. I thoroughly enjoyed this post. I stopped making New Year’s resolutions a long time ago and just try to set shorter goals through the year. But you are right, you do have to change within and it isn’t a one-day process. Thanks for examining this issue and sharing your thoughts.

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  6. The last time I made a New Year’s Resolution was in high school, and only because it was homework we had to submit after Christmas vacation. Haha. Seriously though, I live one day at a time, make the most of the 24 hours I was blessed with. I have learned to accept that the dreams I had before will remain as dreams. No worries. I can find happiness in the simplest of things. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and tips on how to achieve resolutions/goals. Will share it with family and friends. Wishing you all the best of the New Year.

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    1. Wishing you the same, thank you! It’s an amazing thing when one can find happiness in the simple things. Especially at a time when it seems like people need more and more “things,” just to make them happy! Even if your former dreams never come true, I hope you keep dreaming new dreams. You never know what could happen❤

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  7. Yes! In the dead time between Christmas and NYE I always reflect on the past year, and set goals for the upcoming one. What do I want to change in my life, am I happy at the stage I am, or what needs to be done to change for a better. I’m definitely a fan of new years resolutions as a new year is always like a blank page for me, starting fresh and new 🙂

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  8. Keeping your focus on your goals is a sure way to make sure you succeed. I know for a fact that we can do anything with each others support!

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  9. So inspiring!!! Happy 2020! My resolution this year is to take on less, I feel like I took on too much last year and it wasn’t as enjoyable as it should have been!

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  10. There are so many things to be thankful for last year and this new year I am excited in what it has to offer. I will check out the daily affirmation link. 🙂

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  11. With so much on my plate, it can get really hard to keep up with my resolutions and goals. But with affirmations and a mindset change, I’m hopeful that I will get my plans sorted.

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