The urge to follow a list of resolutions for the new year often fizzles out by the end of January. You can motivate yourself to continue with the resolutions by making monthly goals for the entire year. Make a specific goal (or two!) for each month throughout the year in areas you feel need improvement. The goals can stand on their own or build on each other. Plan to reassess your goals in June in case you find yourself ahead of the set mark.
While making your goals, reflect on life changes you want to see and take small steps toward making them a reality. The goals may include changing your diet, exercising at the gym, learning how to meditate, improving typing skills or meeting with friends and family more often. With each goal, give yourself an easily obtainable award, such as a night out with friends or short daytrip to the mall. As you receive each reward, your motivation to continue meeting goals will grow. By the end of the year, you may notice that you far surpassed your target and even added some more to the list to keep moving forward in life.