O-MY New Year Resolution| By tiffanyyongwt.com
Hope you enjoy watching the little New Year video!
It’s always fun to make a New Year Resolution, as it gives you a target/goal to look forward to in the brand new year. A new year represents new beginnings, new hope and new commitment (in some cases). It’s a time to reflect on the changes we want (or need) to make and resolve to follow through on those changes. However, it is not easy to follow through as it requires a lot of self-discipline and motivation to stick to your resolution.
Do You Know?
A 2007 study by Richard Wisemen from the University of Bristol involving 3,000 people showed that 88% of those who set New Year resolutions fail, despite the fact that 52% of the study’s participants were confident of success at the beginning.
The nature of New Year’s resolutions has changed during the last decades, with many resolutions being more superficial and appearance-oriented than in previous times. At the end of the 19th century, a typical teenage girl’s New Year’s resolution was focused on good works: she resolved to become less self-centered, more helpful, a more diligent worker, and to improve her internal character. Body image, health, diet, and desired possessions were rarely mentioned. At the end of the 20th century, the typical teenage girl’s resolution is focused on good looks: she wants to improve her body, hairstyle, makeup, and clothing.
9 Most Common New Year Resolution
So here I’ve found the 9 most common new year resolution. Did yours make it to the top ten? Do share with me your new year resolution!
- Improve well-being: lose weight, exercise more, eat healthier, drink less alcohol, quit smoking, stop biting nails
- Improve finances: get out of debt, save money, earn more money
- Improve career: get a better job
- Improve education: improve grades, learn something new (such as a foreign language or music)
- Improve self: become more organized, manage stress, be less grumpy, manage time, be more independent, perhaps watch less television, play fewer video games
- Improve environment: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle, use less paper
- Improve social/ family life: Spend More Time with Family & Friends
- Doing something different: Take a trip (travelling), Trying foreign foods
- Volunteer to help others, practice life skills, give to charity
How to keep to your New Year Resolution?
Men achieved their goal 22% more often when they engaged in goal setting, (a system where small measurable goals are being set; such as, a pound a week, instead of saying “lose weight”), while women succeeded 10% more when they made their goals public and got support from their friends
“Resolutions are more sustainable when shared, both in terms of with whom you share the benefits of your resolution, and with whom you share the path of maintaining your resolution. Peer-support makes a difference in success rate with new year’s resolutions” – Frank Ra in “A course in happiness”
So here I found, an article to help you stick to your new year resolution. I have summarized it and made it into a chart. But the article link is found below if you want to read further.
Here’s Some Tips from me 🙂
1. Be Specific | One step at a time
It will be easier to fix a specific goal. Instead of saying, I want to lose weight, say I want to lose 3 kg. I find it easier for me to do break down my goal into a monthly sub-goal. I aim to lose 2kg by end January 2012. I can go even more specific by saying, to reduce my bubble tea intake to once a week, or once every two weeks instead of having it every other day.
2. Reward system
Yes, I know many people have mentioned about rewarding yourself. But reward in the right way. If your goal is to lose weight, don’t reward yourself by going to a buffet, or you will fall into the category of “Relapse” straight away.
3. Review your goals
If you use google calendar, or smart phones, there are apps where you can set reminders at the end of the month to do a review of your goal and see how far you have achieve (or if you haven’t done anything at all)
3 Funny or (you can say) Weird Youtube Past New Year Resolution
Funny New Year Resolution Comic
Hope these tips help you with your setting of New Year Resolution.
Once again, Happy 2013!