How to Start the New Year on the Right Foot: A Guide to Make Your Resolutions Stick

Why You Need a Plan for Starting the New Year

It is coming to the end of the year and it is that time of the year where we reflect on this year and set goals for the new year to make our lives better.

While it may be tempting to wait until the new year arrives to think about any resolutions, it’s important to have a plan before then so that you can start off on a good foot.

Below are some reasons why you need a plan for starting off this new year:

  1. Make New Year’s Resolutions Realistic: If your goal is too unrealistic, you will likely give up before even starting.
  2. Assess Your Needs: Take some time to decide what needs improving in your life and try not to just focus on one thing.
  3. Writing down your goals: It is the first step to achieving them, which is why it’s important that they are set out clearly.

Setting Goals and Making Plans

Setting goals is an important part of planning. It is also important to know what you want to achieve in the future. This should not be followed blindly but with the right amount of research. Setting goals helps you stay disciplined and focused on your work. “You can’t hit a target that you can’t see.” Having goals is the first step to success. Without giving yourself something to work towards, it’s easy to spend your time aimlessly.

The first step in goal setting is determining what you want. It might not be clear yet what you want, so it’s important to take a few minutes and ask yourself some questions:

  1. What makes me happy?
  2. What do I want from life?
  3. If I only had one thing, what would it be?

Taking Care of Yourself First

In 2021, the world has evolved into a different place. Self care is more important than ever because it can help you maintain your physical, emotional, social and mental wellness. It is important to take care of yourself first so that you are able to take care of others.

There are a number of self-care techniques that people can use. These include:

  1. Eating nutritious food
  2. Exercising
  3. Meditating or doing yoga
  4. Spending time with friends and family members
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Maintaining Balance in Your Life

Work life balance is an important aspect of wellbeing. It includes the time spent at work, the emotional well-being at work, and the quality of life outside of work. When this balance is disrupted it can have a negative impact on personal relationships, mental health, physical health and job performance.


It’s time to start thinking about New Year’s resolutions and goals. It is a good time to start a new year with a plan, because it can lead you to success. The plan should be realistic and achievable. Take it one step at a time and you’ll be achieving your goals in no time.

I wish you the best for the new year!


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