It’s the last week of December, and you know what that means?

Exactly – it’s New Year’s resolution setting time!

Here’s the deal. There is no right or wrong way to set goals. You can work on old goals and set new ones all year round.

With that being said, there’s something about January that gives so many of us some momentum and inspiration.

Setting goals is one thing. Keeping them is quite another.

Here are 5 tips that can help you set and keep New Year’s resolutions.

Know What You Want:

You know yourself better than anyone in the world. 

Of course, you can certainly take advice from friends and family. But if something doesn’t feel right, you don’t have to do it. Listen to your instincts. 

Set Clear Actions Steps:

A goal without a plan is nothing more than a wish. All goals need a plan and an organizational system. Without a proper plan, crucial steps can get forgotten about or done incorrectly.

Writing out a specific action plan in a journal or on your phone can be incredibly helpful. 

Plan for Obstacles:

Even the most well thought out and organized plans tend to experience at least one obstacle. None of us can see the future, and none of us know everything.

If something doesn’t go as planned or takes a bit longer than anticipated, no need to worry. Just stay calm and ask yourself what else might work. 

Celebrate All Victories:

No victory is too small. Every milestone deserves to be celebrated.

Even the really small ones!

Doing so will help keep you motivated and excited to keep going. 

Keep The End In Mind:

Some goals take months to accomplish, while others take years! 

Setting long-term goals is amazing; however, getting there is a process.

There will be days where you are incredibly motivated and others where you’re not – and that’s okay!

Just keep reminding yourself your why and keep the end in mind.