Set Small Goals
You might think that setting your sights high will have you making the biggest and most remarkable changes, but many people find that goals that are too lofty are easier to give up on. If you want success, start by choosing resolutions that you know you can keep all year long.
Take Small Steps
Another way to handle the lofty goal conundrum is by breaking your resolution down into monthly goals. Decide how far along you’ll come every few weeks, and make a calendar that will help you keep track. Going month by month will give you reason to celebrate success more often, and will help you manage your big New Year’s resolutions in bite-size steps.
Be Patient and Rework It
If you stray from your goals for a while, that doesn’t mean that the progress is over and done for. It’s ok to mess up, and the best thing that you can do is to be patient with yourself when you do so. Be willing to reexamine and rework your New Year’s resolutions as the year goes on so that you can keep at it even if you fall a few months behind.