Below are the reasons your new year’s resolutions are failing:
You gave up easily
It’s easy to become demoralized and become disenchanted while trying to achieve your resolutions, giving up is a bait we all can easily fall into. By March all the excitement has subsided, and that’s where the power of self-affirmations and self-talks come in to help you gain strength and get consistent. Breaking down your major goals into many mini goals will help you enjoy the small wins while remaining focused on the major goal without getting discouraged.
You set unrealistic goals
Setting unrealistic goals might backfire on you. Pick a goal that is challenging and at the same time you are confident that you will be able to achieve it. Changing habits can be extremely challenging and require high level of discipline and consistency.
You lack self confidence
Self-confidence is the belief of your own self and your own abilities. Lack of self-confidence could be weighing you down and preventing you from achieving the goals you have set for yourself.
You are not being honest to yourself
Maybe you are choosing a goal just for the sake of it? Is it your own idea or were you hyped to it? Be cautious when choosing resolutions and avoid making the mistake of choosing a resolution you think you should do instead of the one you can actually achieve.
Lack of research can give you surprises later when trying to achieve your resolutions. For example, if your goal is to lose weight, you should do research on financial aspects of losing weight like gym membership, diet plans and new wardrobe costs. Try cutting costs by looking for alternatives ways that cost less, like going for a run instead of gym membership, or following YouTube workout tutorials instead of hiring a personal trainer.
No plan to act
Failing to plan is planning to fail. This is similar to starting a business without a business plan, you fail because you have resolutions with no details of what you will do and not do to achieve them., having plan B in case of setbacks like unexpected financial expenses.
Everything that needs to be done requires time commitment. Maybe your resolution requires more time than you thought? Instead of giving up by trying to do everything all at once and failing, try breaking down your tasks to specific amounts of time let’s say committing 30 minutes each day.
Many people want to achieve their goals by the end of the year but do not want to actually go through the process, or expect to see changes quickly. save money without sacrifices, lose weight while eating unhealthy foods. This in simple terms is wanting change as an outcome instead of change as a process.