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How to fulfill your New Year's resolutions that you propose

How to fulfill your New Year's resolutions that you propose

5 Tips to motivate you to fulfill your New Year's resolutions

Setting a New Year's resolution is easy. Keep it no longer so much. In fact, according to a study from the University of Scranton, Of the 45% of people who make a New Year's resolution, only 8% fulfill it. The 8%! Where does the remaining 37% stay?

We propose things that we never fulfill later. Regardless of the reason, we failed to meet our objectives. These 5 ways will help you not only make New Year's resolutions, but also fulfill them.

1. Focus on an achievable goal

It's tempting to create a long list of possible New Year's resolutions, but Richard Wiseman, pProfessor of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire, he advises choosing just one.

"Taking that objective as a specific and realistic goal will help you to develop and plan precise strategies to achieve it"

Jack of all trades, master of none. First plan to fulfill one and important, and then the following will come. And remember: stay focused and be patient. ANDSetting unrealistic goals can act as a demotivator as we tend to lose interest when we don't see immediate results.

2. Write it down

On a post-it, on the agenda, on the bathroom mirror, as a computer wallpaper, keep your purpose in mind even in the soup!

Research proves it.You are 43% more likely to fulfill your purpose if you write it down. A purpose floating in your head is just a wish. Putting it on paper is a statement that cannot be denied.

3. Announce your purpose

Research shows that a statement of intent increases your chance of success by 33%. And that with today's technology is easy. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, they all work.

It's harder to throw in the towel when you've told all of your fans, friends, and family what you plan to do. And there is also a good chance that they will ask you if there is progress, which will help you stay on track.

4. Build a vision board

This usually takes the form of a collage and can include images, phrases, goals, and anything else you would like to achieve. A vision board is where you capture the process you must follow to achieve your purpose, make sure to put it in a place where you will see it every day.

This type of visual indicator will keep you motivated and will allow you to see the entire route you have been doing since you started, which in turn - and even if you don't realize it - will train your mind to develop more positive thinking habits.

5. Let the money play, let it play

Make a bet with a friend in which if you do not fulfill your purpose you will have to donate the money to a charity. This is based on behavioral economics, which shows that money is a powerful incentive.

Your chances have been shown to increase by 72% if money comes into play. Also known as "loss aversion," this theory refers to the fact that people are more likely to avoid loss than to profit. And this is also a win-win solution: either you honor your commitments or you make the world a little better place.

See more:

  • 25 Things to Ditch Before the New Year
  • New Year's resolutions? These 4 talks will motivate you to fulfill them
  • The best motivational videos of the year

Video: How to Achieve Your Most Ambitious Goals. Stephen Duneier. TEDxTucson (January 2022).