How to Effectively Fulfill Your New Year Resolutions

Happy New Year!

How to effectively fulfill your New Year’s resolutions and stick to them for real. If you aren’t going to commit to your New Year resolutions, then what’s the point of talking about it? It doesn’t have to be so negative, when deciding to transform your life.

I also hate the “new me, new year” quotes, because I believe it’s going to be a better you in the next twelve months, not a new you. You’ll still be who you are, just a smarter and more experienced version of yourself. You can’t be another individual all together, when the real you has so much to learn and grow from.

How to Effectively Fulfill Your New Year Resolutions by I'esha GaptoothDiva

Top Ten New Year’s Resolutions:

  • Lose Weight and Get Fit
  • Quit Smoking
  • Learn Something New
  • Eat Healthier and Diet
  • Get Out of Debt and Save Money
  • Spend More Time with Family
  • Travel to New Places
  • Be Less Stressed
  • Volunteer
  • Drink Less

How to Effectively Fulfill Your New Year Resolutions

Change your circle and stop surrounding yourself with the people who do, what you’re trying to stop doing. By changing your circle, you aren’t constantly reminded about the things that you are trying to stay away from. If you want to lose weight, hang out with people on the same journey, not those who are comfortable not exercising or eating right. If you want to get out of debt, you shouldn’t hang out with people who spend money all the time. It’s about being around the people that will support you and encourage, nor persuade you to forget the goals that you set for yourself. If the group of friends you have or the circle you surround yourself with isn’t beneficial to you fulfilling the resolutions you set for yourself, it would be best to consider revising that list before you find yourself repeating the same mistakes over again.

Learn to love a reminder and stop running from your commitments. I suggest using your apps on your phone, the alarms, and your daily pop ups to get you started in sticking to your goals. I have several apps on my phone that remind me of the things that I have resolved to do. It’s easy and many of them are free. You want to lose weight, there is an app to remind you to do that. You want to drink more water, there is an app to help you never forget a serving of water. There are apps and alarms to keep you close to your word and keep you from forgetting your commitments. You may be annoyed at first, with all the bells and vibrations. However, in no time the reminders will set in and you won’t even need to have an alarm for the things that have become a habit.

Think of this when committing to your New Year’s Resolutions…

Albert Einstein once said “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over & over again, expecting different results”. - A. Einstein Click To Tweet

Sticking to and fulfilling your resolutions isn’t always easy, however if you maintain these few characteristics you will definitely be well on your way:

Keys to Fulfilling Your Resolutions

Commitment – the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc.

Be prepared and able to say this is what I want to change in my life and I insist on making it happen.

Consistency – steadfast adherence to the same principles, course, form, etc.

Constant practice in adhering to your commitment to the goals that you resolve to commit to.

Confidence – something that cannot be learned like a set of rules; confidence is a state of mind. Positive thinking, practice, training, knowledge and talking to other people are all useful ways to help improve or boost your confidence levels.

Believe in yourself and know that you are capable of accomplishing your goals, no matter where you are now.

For me consistency and a commitment to do what I love, is a just a few of my resolutions. I don’t have many changes to make, except in the areas of my business. I want to be more aggressive and vocal about what I want, instead of just going along with the flow. I know that when you make an effort to achieve your goals, you’re one step closer to actually doing so. You can’t sit around waiting for life to happen, so I resolve to not be one of those people. I believe I can, so confidence is definitely in place. I’m also excited to make it happen. I can’t wait to chat with you all this time, next year, with great news about how my life has changed because I fulfilled my resolutions.

What Are Your New Year’s Resolutions?

How Are You Sticking to Them This Year?

I'esha Hornes

Author, Lifestyle Blogger, Model, & Vintage/Thrift Stylist. Motivating unique individuals to love their flaws and still rock an awesome life. Through Fashion, Culture, Entertainment, and Personal Experience, I love to inspire others & make people laugh. Mother of two awesome superheroes, wife to Mr. Incredible, & a mentor to those looking to learn to love themselves. I am the Baddest Creative Motivation!

2 Comments
  • December 31, 2015

    Good read and video! Back in June of this year I purchased a planner … I honestly only got it because it was cute lol and because I kept writing notes in sticky notes and losing them which defeated the purpose so i needed somewhere where I could find everything I was trying to remind myself to do . It has worked well for me. It is very low tech I know…. but me and the phone things don’t always work. I will simply silence an alarm or get distracted by some shiny new post on instagram. I like the feeling of physically crossing things off my to do list . I plan out my week with emphasis on doing at least 1 thing towards my goals everyday. I plan to continue this through 2016 because I definitely made more progress in 2015 than I did in 2014. Happy new years to you and yours!
    Creatively ,
    Jasmine

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