10 Most Common New Year's Resolutions & How to Stick to Them

Updated: Oct 9, 2020

Coming into a new year can be overwhelming, I agree. 2019 hopefully had a lot of good things for you in it, but I'm sure there are some things you would have liked to improve on or change all together - especially, if you had a crystal ball. Am I right?

For me, 2019 was a major learning curve. I learned so much about myself professionally as I took my business to the next level and then personally as I navigated through my marriage with those new endeavors. I learned what it was like to be vulnerable but also what it was like to set boundaries. Boundaries are so important and they are necessary in all of your relationships.

What I would like to do in 2020 is practice more with filtering out all the noise. Noise as in things and people that don't share in my purpose - we all need to reciprocate if we're going to make anything work together. This goes for maintaining friendships, taking on new commitments and creating new opportunities in our lives to improve it and change it for the better.

Here are some common new year's resolutions people make around this time - do any of them look familiar?

1. Exercise more.

2. Lose weight.

3. Get organized.

4. Learn a new skill or hobby.

5. Live life to the fullest.

6. Save more money/ spend less money.

7. Quit smoking.

8. Spend more time with family and friends.

9. Travel more.

10. Read more.

Turns out, only 46% of new year resolvers were successful and only 4% of those made it if they just set a particular goal. Yikes!

You know why?

Well, because change takes change. You can't just say it's going to happen and it happens - it's a process.

Here are 10 steps to making your resolutions a reality in 2020:

1. Mentally prepare for change. That means planning for gradual change, allow room for error and stay positive.

2. Set a goal that motivates you...not your mom, not your spouse, YOU. If your goals align with your priorities, dreams and aspirations, chances are you will will do what it takes to make it happen. And if your mom or spouse supports you - bonus. If not, oh well.