Tips to New Year’s Resolution Success: Write Goals Down on Paper

By Paige Wills in Why Choose Paper?


It’s New Year’s Eve and many people are looking to ring in 2012 in style. A new year means changes for many. Many people set New Year’s resolutions.

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According to usa.gov, some of the most common New Year’s resolutions are:

  • Drink less alcohol
  • Manage stress
  • Quit smoking
  • Lose weight
  • Eat healthier
  • To see more common resolutions, click here

I am currently in the process of deciding my New Year’s Resolution. Like many, I am going to try and eat healthier and exercise more. However, I know many people never achieve their New Year’s Resolutions. I think writing down your resolutions on paper will help you achieve them.

It’s important to make your resolutions manageable. Do not set a goal that you know you can’t achieve.

I suggest sitting down and writing your plan down on paper. Write down small steps you will take to achieve your goal. Also, set a timeline that you want to achieve each step by.

We all know that many people attempt to keep their new year’s resolution the entire year. However, after a few weeks, the excitement dies down and many people lose sight of their resolution.

An article on stephenshapiro.com titled “Interesting New Year’s Resolution Statistics,” provides some interesting resolution statistics.

The article stated:

  • 45% of Americans set resolutions
  • Only 8% of people are always successful in achieving their New Year’s resolution
  • Three out of four people almost never succeed
  • It appears the younger you are, the more likely you will achieve your resolution

These are just a few of the statistics. To see more, click here.

Do you set New Year’s Resolutions? Do you achieve them? Do you believe writing down a plan on paper will help many stay on track and successfully achieve their goals?

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