3 Ways To Tackle Your Resolutions

Fact: Resolutions motivate us. Fiction: Resolutions are easy. 

Hey Dappers!

Resolutions are motivational doozies. Building anticipation, only to hit a wall when least expected. It’s not the busy schedule to blame; rather, a lack of consistency that breaks all healthy streaks.

Ever heard the saying, “anything can happen if you put your mind into it”?

I’ve jotted lengthy lists of resolutions year after year, but rarely do they “make the cut” when reality strikes. Listing requires thinking, but implementing demands a heck-load of doing. It requires double dedication. It’s not about the start, it’s about the journey.

Putting my list to the test this year, turning them into regulars. Gone are the days when resolutions became one week wonders. Ditching every excuse to the back burner. Even better, burn the excuses out of memory.

Now is the time to prioritize these changes, mainly because the holiday hype has come and gone.

Three ways to tackle the resolutions this year:

1. J U S T  D O | 
No better way to explain this, other than to get up and DO IT. The best type of change requires zero planning. Sometimes when you systematize a goal, the whole thing becomes a production and exhaustion will catch up. Personally I feel like it’s a bit forceful and robotic that way.

Having an accountability partner helps a ton. Also, motivational podcasts has helped me tremendously get the momentum going. My favorite is “The Charge” by Brendan Burchard in case you need a reco!

2. B E  R E A L I S T  I C | 
A lot of times we overdramatize and create unfathomable expectations from ourselves. Resolutions are NOT magic beans that grant wishes. Change takes a lot of hard work doing. To avoid setbacks, set resolutions that are easy! For example, try tackling the gym twice a week, as opposed to four or five.

3. T R Y  M O N T H L Y | 
There is nothing worse than facing a jillion goals the first day of the year. Unless you’re a self-proclaimed superhero, there’s no possible way anyone can juggle the struggles of transformation in such little notice! I know I can’t.

It all leads back to quality over quantity (with a bit of balancing). It’s best if you spread the resolutions throughout different months, focusing on a new goal every four weeks. As the year progresses, you’ll find yourself gaining goals without feeling overwhelmed. 

Let this year be YOUR YEAR! CLAIM IT!!!


I'm Ian, the writer behind CharlesTucket (a mix between Charleston & Nantucket, two of my favorite places). My hope is to inspire every man to live a wholesome & whimsical life, one quirk at a time.


"Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love." | 1 Corinthians 16:13-14


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