New Year's Resolution step-by-step

Maria Chebyniak
5 min readDec 31, 2020

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Have you already been thinking about how you are going to improve your personality this year? Or at least take the new coming year as a great occasion to get rid of bad habits and pick up good ones?

You are right, that is exactly that precious opportunity to start over. The time when we misguidedly imagine that the arrival of a new year will magically provide precious persistence and motivation we need so much to reinvent ourselves.

Traditionally, New Year’s Day is styled as the ideal time to reconsider your old and kick-start a new page in your life. The time when you must make your personal New Year’s resolution. Unfortunately, the beginning of the year is also one of the worst times to make a major change in your habits because it’s often a relatively stressful time, right in the middle of the party and the holiday season.

The biggest mistake of lots of guys is to immediately set yourself up for failure, by vowing to make huge changes that will be hard to keep. Instead, as a piece of advice, just follow these seven steps to successfully build a new year’s resolution you can stick to for a good final result.

1_ Pick One Thing

If you want to change your life or your lifestyle don’t try to change the whole thing at once. It won’t work. Instead, just pick one area of your life you feel the most important, to begin with.

Make it something concrete, so you know exactly which change you’re planning to make next. If you’re successful with the first change you can go ahead and make another change after a month or so. By making small changes one after the other, you still have the chance to be a whole new you at the end of the year, so it becomes a more easy and realistic way of doing it.

Don’t pick a New Year’s resolution that’s bound to fail either, like running a marathon if you’re 40lbs overweight and get out of breath walking upstairs, in case that resolves simply walking every day. When you’ve got that habit down pat you can graduate to running in short bursts, constant running by March or April, and a marathon at the end of the year. What’s the one habit you most want to change?

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Maria Chebyniak

Crafting bespoke eLearning for IT / Healthcare. Innovating digital education for growth.