As we step into another year, we continue to seek ways of being an entirely different person. Thus, we make a list of new year resolutions.
A new set of personal goals brimming with the promise of fresh starts and new beginnings are always exciting. Whether it is recommitting it to your health and wellbeing or trying a new sport, there are lots of ways you can decide to commit on your new year resolutions. But wouldn’t it be better if we keep our resolutions throughout the new year by living a quality life? How? Keep these simple ways:
1. Keep track of your goals
Don’t lose sight of what you want to achieve. Keeping track of your goals helps you stay focused and determined. Tell as many people as possible too, ever heard of social consistency? consistency principle states that people are motivated toward cognitive consistency and will change their attitudes, beliefs, perceptions, and actions to achieve
Additionally, tracking makes goal setting easier by having to break the big tasks into small steps. It even tells you which new year resolutions you have that gave you the best results.
92% of people who keep track of their goals achieve their goal faster. You can create a tracking sheet by listing down all your new year resolutions. It’s like a to-do-list kind of way.
2. Get more sleep
Sleep plays an essential role in one’s health and well-being throughout your life. In a 2.competitive world, we sometimes lack sleep due to time demands. Just like the ever-progressive workforce of Singapore. The Singaporeans are known for their hard-working habits and wearing eyebags like a badge of honor. Their culture of working long hours resulted to sleep deprivation. Inadequate sleep can lead to tiredness, headaches, low immune system, and fatigue. These can all be directly attributed to poor sleeping habits.
Researchers believe that poor sleep affects your ability to recognize important social cues and process emotional information.
Sleep and mood are closely connected, poor sleep can cause irritability and stress. This is why humans need at least 8 hours of quality sleep every night.
How do you achieve quality sleep:
- Sleep in a dark room where light-blocking curtains are available
- Make it a habit to turn off our electronic devices at least 30 minutes before you sleep. A study found that backlit devices inhibit melatonin release in your brain. Melatonin is a hormone your body produces to get ready for sleepy time.
- Avoid caffeine late in the day. When coffee is consumed late in a day it can stimulate your nervous system and may stop your body from naturally relaxing at night.
- Avoid eating a heavy meal before you sleep
- Develop a sleep routine. Go to bed the same time every day.
3.Set better boundaries
Invest in a healthy relationship this year. There’s nothing more fulfilling than knowing and understanding what your limits are.
Make self-care a priority not just by having a better lifestyle in committing to eating better, exercise more and drink at least 8 glasses of water a day but to also learn to say no too.
You can start by refusing politely to:
- Peer pressure.
- When someone is dictating you to be someone different to be acceptable, or when you are unfairly criticized.
- When you are asked to do things at the last minute
- Doing activities that are unhealthy for you, or make you not feel good about yourself.
4.The need to establish priorities
Reassess where you can spend your time. When you identify what makes your life more important, it makes it easier to see the right opportunities. Take a hard look on where your money and time should go. If you are considering starting an investment, make sure you can have a good return from it. Following these tips leads to a better lifestyle but thinking carefully and ensuring future risks is better. Think of a thing that can motivate you to make this change.
New Year Resolutions does not happen in a snap of a finger. It needs true dedication. Taking small steps towards changing your habits are always the key. Focusing on a goal and reminding yourself why you want to make choices that get you closer to achieving it
This could be your year to achieve every goal you set for yourself. May your 2019 be a year full of quality living. Ensure your future by minimizing your risks.