Tips For Sticking To New Year’s Resolutions + Free Printables

Well folks, the New Year is very nearly here and I’m sure your mind has wondered towards the idea of making the odd New Year’s resolution.  As we approach the 1st January, there is an air of optimism about what the year ahead might hold, and if we are looking to make some changes to our lifestyle it can be a great opportunity to start making progress towards our goals.

You may have been trying to make changes all year, with varying degrees of success, but the New Year gives us the opportunity to wipe the slate clean and put any bumps in the road behind us.  I have my own personal goals, that are with me all year, but I like to take the opportunity the New Year brings to reflect on how things are going and think about how I can improve my progress in the year ahead.

Here’s a list of popular New Year’s resolutions that you might be considering or could inspire you for how you will be approaching the year ahead:

  1. Lose weight
  2. Stop smoking
  3. Be more organised
  4. Find a partner
  5. Do more exercise
  6. Start a savings plan
  7. Spend more time with family & friends
  8. Cook more
  9. Learn something new
  10. Travel more

How To Stick To Your New Year’s Resolutions

You may have a list of changes you want to make, but unless you have a plan to go with them I’m pretty confident that the list will be all but forgotten by the second week of January and that feeling of optimism will be lost and will start to look something like the January blues.

What ever it is you want to achieve, the plan is probably more important than the end destination. Small increments towards your goals every day or every week will give you the success and momentum you are looking for.  Take this simple 52 week savings plan for example.  If you save a little each week, just look at what you will have achieved by next Christmas.  That has got to help with the Christmas shopping hasn’t it?

Free 52 Week Savings Plan Printable

If there are a few areas in your life you would like to change in the year ahead, there is absolutely no reason why you can’t take them all on now.  By taking a balanced approach and concentrating on small changes in each area every week, you will soon have the life you aspire too.

We are very much creatures of habit, and having successful New Year’s resolutions is all about making small changes to our habits.  If you make a commitment to change some of your habits over the next month, you will start to see real progress and changes in your behaviour.  You will also see the changes that you are implementing become easier as your new habits start to become second nature.

To help you achieve the success you deserve I’ve made you a free New Year’s Resolution tracker to help you out.  If you are looking for a healthier lifestyle in the year ahead, print this out and start making the changes you need to achieve your goals.  Your New Year’s Resolution checklist will help you to lose weight, exercise more, follow a savings plan and much more.  All you need to do is print one off each week, set your targets and monitor your progress.  By seeing what you have or have not achieved you will be able to make the adjustments you need to your week to stay on track.

New Year’s Resolution Weekly Checklist

Lets make this year your year, and get to work on those changes from the get go.  There is a lot going on in the world that we can’t control, but there is a lot we can control too.  If you stay healthy, happy and positive you will bringing that to yourself and the people around you and that’s a pretty good focus to have, right?

Please do download these helpful plans to keep you on track.  Pop back each week for your checklist and let your friends know what a great idea this is.  Let’s put an end to failed and forgotten New Year’s Resolution’s and make this year the year of change.

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15 Comments

  1. December 30, 2016 / 12:08 pm

    Ha! You are so right about the list being forgotten by the second week of January! These helpful plans will certainly keep me on track. Thanks!
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  2. December 30, 2016 / 5:21 pm

    Awesome printables! I have decided not to do resolutions this year as it puts too much pressure and I know it’s good to be accountable but sometimes… it’s good to be flexible too LOL.

    So I’ve joined a gym without attaching any resolutions to it and fingers crossed, it works out better that way somehow!

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  3. Samantha O'D
    December 30, 2016 / 6:33 pm

    Great ideas, I want to save money and eat better this year

  4. Richard Eldred Hawes
    December 30, 2016 / 9:25 pm

    Excellent idea, anything that helps is worth having a go at

  5. Margaret GALLAGHER
    December 31, 2016 / 12:13 pm

    Thanks
    Great way to track and maintain progress throughout 2017
    Happy new year

  6. William Gould
    January 1, 2017 / 8:38 am

    I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions as you should do this as a matter of course as and when required throughout the year! Great idea to have the printed charts though, no matter when you start them!

  7. Deborah Mackenzie
    January 2, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    we tried that money saving plan a couple of years back; we found it hard going toward the bigger amounts!

  8. Barry Williams
    January 12, 2017 / 8:22 am

    I have never been in a gym, I know people who have joined a gym, spent hundreds £££s , go a couple of times and then decide that it is not is good as it is made out to be. I have never been in a gym, I get all the exercise I need by walking. I live a 10 minute walk from the beach here in Portsmouth Hampshire. I walk everyday, and I mean every day. I cannot remember when I last saw my doctor. I walk about 10 miles a day. Oh, and by the way , I am a 60 year old man.
    As for saving money , my advice is, do not waste it. But what you need, not what you think you need.

  9. Margaret Gallagher
    January 12, 2017 / 11:31 am

    Mines goaing quite well
    Focusing on a few health and mental wellbeing–small steps =big steps

  10. Helen Moulden
    January 28, 2017 / 10:32 am

    Definitely need help. I’m already struggling keeping to mine!

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