We’re at the tail end of 2019 and it’s a good time review the year before it ends.
Even though the coming year is just a few months away, revisiting your new year’s resolutions is a helpful thing to do.
It’s possible you’ve forgotten your resolutions. Perhaps, you’ve slowed down, or simply given up. It’s all the more reason to look back at the changes you wanted to make and whether you’ve made them.
Revisiting your new year’s resolutions today can benefit you in different ways. Let’s explore how.
Find out if your goalposts have moved
People change and it’s possible that you’ve grown and your former resolutions aren’t as meaningful anymore. This is important, as it gives you the chance to reflect on what really matters to you.
Revisiting your goals can be eye-opening. You may realize that perhaps you don’t want a promotion at your workplace as much as you want to make money online. Maybe, traveling doesn’t matter to you as much as investing in an asset.
It’s also helpful to realize that you actually do want to meet the goals you’ve set for yourself. You can re-commit to working on them and building the life you want.
Last-minute pressure can serve you
Many people work better under pressure. If you revisit your goals and find some that are doable in the next few months, then it’s a good idea to starting working on them again.
Working under a time-constraint could give you just the motivation you need to start on your resolutions.
There’s still time
Even if you’ve forgotten, slacked off or just given up, there’s no need to drop your resolutions completely.
It helps to let go of the idea of perfection and doing things ‘just right’. You still have time to meet your goals and the best time to start is now.
If you have managed to stick to some of your goals, you’ve probably experienced some changes.
Take stock of these improvements and take a moment to celebrate any changes you’ve made. They are valid, however small they are.
Celebrate your accomplishments by recognizing the work you’ve done. Honoring whatever you’ve achieved will motivate you to continue.
Take stock of obstacles
Make a list of things that have held you back from making changes that you want. Understanding the obstacles that hold you back can give you a clear idea of what to work on the following year.
You can also work on removing personal or professional obstacles to reach your goals.
Ask your self what you really want
Taking a look at your new year’s resolutions can give you insight into the things you really want for your life.
Repeat the same resolutions next year if they are still important to you. Or come up with completely different resolutions that take you out of your comfort zone. This will help you grow in a meaningful way.
Track your finances
If you set certain financial goals for the year such as growing savings or buying an asset, it’s good to pause and check the state of your finances.
You’ll know if you’re on track and whether you need to make adjustments in your lifestyle and expenses to get things on track.
Create a second chance by revisiting your new year’s resolutions
Revisiting your new year’s resolution can be an eye-opening experience. You’ll get a realistic record of what you’ve been doing and whether you’re close to your goals. It could help you rethink your goals altogether.
It’s a healthy exercise that can give you a final push to make the rest of the year fulfilling and productive. Make another attempt at meeting your resolutions. Or simply evaluate what went right and what didn’t. You’ll grow as a person and know where you stand in your life right now.