New Year Resolutions VS New Year Goals

It’s about that time of the year when most of us start having new year resolutions—you know, the “New Year, New Me” syndrome. While this is not a bad thing—in fact, it’s good— but let me ask you, how many of your new year resolutions have you ever seen through? None? Only a few?

So, rather than have new-year resolutions, can we have new-year goals instead?

A new-year resolution could be: “I will exercise more this year.” or “I want to eat healthier.” This does not have a clear-cut way you want to achieve it, so the chances of not fulfilling it are high.

Instead of the resolutions above, you should have goals like this –

“I will eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables every day. I will limit processed foods to once a week and drink eight glasses of water every day to improve my nutrition.”


“I will exercise three times a week for 30 minutes each session to improve my overall fitness and stamina.”

New Year goals are like a map, guiding you towards what you want. They’re clear and specific, helping you focus on what matters most. Goals give you a target to aim for and a plan to get there.

On the other hand, New Year resolutions are more like promises you make to yourself. They’re about changing habits or behaviors. Resolutions often lack a clear plan, making them easier to forget or give up on.

Goals are achievable steps, while resolutions are more about making a decision to change. Setting goals can help you make progress throughout the year, while resolutions might fade away without a solid plan.

So, create a plan and a timeline for your resolutions, and you stand a better chance of fulfilling it.

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