How to Hold Yourself Accountable With Your New Year Resolutions
Although New Year resolutions are not necessarily my thing, I know that a lot of people are fans of creating their resolutions. Most of the resolutions people make are fitness, personal development, or even professional goals. For most of us, actually holding ourselves accountable for our New Year resolutions can be difficult. Here is how you can solve that problem.
Write Them into existence
I know that so many of us have our entire lives on our phones or computers. While that is a great practice to have, I tend to be more traditional. When I do create a vision, ritual, goal, or resolution, I like to write them down. I find that I feel more connected to words I write. If you are a believer in how energy works with us, not against us, then you probably already do this!
I find this to be a great strategy for holding yourself accountable for your New Year resolutions. It is a common practice in manifestation as well as similar to journaling which is incredible for mental health and self-care. Make sure you write them down somewhere that you can review them often.
Find an Accountability Partner
Listen, sometimes it can be hard to actually make yourself follow through with things. If you have ever been involved in a fitness program, then you know that they always encourage an accountability partner. Do the exact same thing for your New Year resolutions!
Find a friend or family who also have resolutions that they are looking to follow through with. Share your resolutions with that person and create a text group or even a schedule each week to see how you are progressing towards your goal. Make sure you are reaching out to check on theirs as well.
Make Them Realistic
No joke, one year I told myself that I was going to master two different languages. Considering that I took four years of French and can barely get by, I now know that was not realistic for me. To be truly accountable for your New Year resolutions, they need to be things you can actually do.
I like to create goals/resolutions in groups based on a certain period of time. What can you accomplish in one month? six months? by the end of the year? Categorize these goals by what you can achieve in that amount of time. You are more likely to be able to focus on them knowing how long you have given yourself to complete them. I love to save mine in Notion!
Know They are NOt Set in Stone
I know we are talking about accountability here but sometimes things change! Honestly, how many of us expected 2020 to be how it was? If you get a few months or even weeks into your resolutions and it is not working out, change it! Unless your resolution is something health related, most of them can change. Don’t stress yourself out!