Without wanting to sound like the voice of doom, it’s a well known fact that the vast majority of new year’s resolutions fail. The reasons for this are many, but there are a few common factors that make the goals more likely to fail. One such factor is the tendency for people to set themselves unrealistic goals. If you want to lose weight, setting yourself a goal to lose 10 stone in two weeks is never going to result in success. If 10 stone is your ultimate goal, make sure you set a timescale that will allow you to shed the weight healthily. This is likely to be over a significant period of time, so be sure to break the challenge down into a series of smaller steps – such as one stone every two months. The same goes for quitting smoking – see it as a series of achievable steps. First of all aim to get through the day, then the week, the month and so on. This makes your ultimate goal more likely to succeed as you are not putting too much on yourself at once. Another factor is setting too many goals at once. If you aim to give up smoking, lose 10 stone, save lots of money and learn a new skill, by the time February arrives, you will be thoroughly depressed and will be wanting to stuff your face, smoke as many cigarettes as you can get your hands on and go on a spending spree to cheer yourself up. One goal at a time should be set if you don’t want to get bogged down. A recent survey revealed the top ten resolutions that are doomed to fail according to the participants – and the same ones appeared again and again for a reason. Check out this infographic to find out which ones and if your resolutions are on this list – consider the handy tips provided above before you set your targets for 2014.
Created and designed by www.LoveMyVouchers.co.uk, following a study into the most unsuccessful New Year’s resolutions conducted in December 2013.