Slay Your 2022 New Year’s Resolutions

Financial Wellness
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We’ve all made a New Year’s resolution list. But most of us don’t end up keeping it.

It’s easy to list goals down in writing. Making them happen is a bit more challenging.

It takes a good amount of patience and persistence. It’s not easy, but it’s also not impossible, especially if you look at it from a different perspective.

Ticking all the boxes in your New Year’s resolution list is just like ticking boxes in your daily to-do list but with a longer timeframe.

There is no secret strategy to guarantee that you’ll be able to turn all your New Year’s resolutions into reality.

No one knows what the future holds, after all. But here are some tips to help stay on track.

Download a sleep app.

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One of the most common New Years’ resolutions is to get more sleep.

After all, we spend roughly 30% of our lives asleep, yet still, the average person does not get enough.

Sleep is so important for our general wellbeing- our body does the vast majority of healing and recovery when we’re asleep, and allowing your dreams to manifest can be essential for maintaining your mental health.

In terms of apps, we recommend you download the Calm app, meditation, and calming app endorsed by Lebron James.

Ask for help.

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For whatever reason, our generation has been programmed not to ask for help when we need it.

But the fact of the matter is, asking your friends and family for help, especially for self-improvement, is a display of strength.

Whether it be to lose 50 lbs or to quit nicotine, tuning into your support groups for additional motivation could be a make or break in terms of fulfilling your New Years’ resolutions.

Make your goals measurable.

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The most efficient way to monitor your performance is to measure it.

When you measure your progress, you stay on track, reach your target dates, and experience the exhilaration of achievement.

Having a clear picture of what success looks like in numbers helps you become more motivated and focussed to reach your goal.

For instance, a good fitness plan starts with measurable targets such as:

-Go to the gym three times a week.

-Attend yoga classes twice a week.

-Reduce alcohol consumption to 2 units per week.

-Make a weekly 1500 calorie meal plan.

-Lose 5 kilos by the 1st quarter of the year.

-Run 5km every Sunday.

Be as specific as can be.

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Instead of listing down, “Spend responsibly” as one of your New Year’s resolutions, you can break this down into more specific points like:

-Monitor weekly cash flow.

-Keep track of all purchases.

-Spend 50% on essentials, 30% on miscellaneous expenses and save 20% for emergencies

-Set a spending limit.

It’s easier to visualise your goals and map out your game plan when you’re more specific.  And if spending responsibly is indeed one of your New Year’s resolutions, having a handy app like Zilch can help!

You’ll be able to shop at thousands of stores with 0% APR and spilt your payments into 4 over 6 weeks. You’ll only pay 25% upfront and 25% per instalment.

You can track all your pending and completed purchases, check when your next payments are due and have a balance personal to you, so you won’t go overboard.

Hopefully, these simple tips will help you achieve your 2022 goals. Just stay focussed and consistent and eventually, you’ll surprise yourself with what you’re capable of.

Now go and make a splash!

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