I don't know about you, but it feels as if 2017 flew by in the wink of an eye.
And if you are like the rest of us, you probably have come up with some resolutions for 2018...most of which are the same as your last year's resolutions.
So, if you are secretly worried that you will end up failing at your resolutions again in 2018, then worry not. Because in this article, I am going to share some tips that can help you stick to your new year resolutions this year....
...and the perfect reward you can look forward to once you achieve it.
#1 Be Super Specific
We all know that person who keeps saying they want to travel more, but never actually gets off the couch and makes that happen.
Well, for my friends that person is me. And the reason why I fail is that I am too vague about my goal.
Here's what successful people do instead: They set a goal and are super specific about it.
So, if they want to lose weight, they set a number on it (like 10 kg). And if they want to travel more, they list out the places they want to go along with the dates when they can actually do it (think: long weekends).
So, be super specific about your resolution.
#2 Begin With The End In Mind
Whether you believe in the law of attraction or not, every successful person around the world was once a dreamer who knew exactly what the end result will look like.
In fact, it's the first habit of Stephen Covey's famed book - The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
So, if you want to be fit, don't stop at being specific about how much weight you want to shed. Go deeper and imagine the end result.
Does that mean fitting into that little black dress you once saw in the mall? Or being able to bench-press 200 times?
Your end result will be unique to you. So, sit back and imagine the end before you begin.
And if imagining things is not your strong suit, stick a chart paper on your bedroom wall and paste some magazine cutouts on it that will help you visualize.
#3 Be Realistic
Let's face it. Most of us have small new year resolutions that can be accomplished within a year, like eating healthy, meditating every day, and creating a short film.
But what if you have 15 resolutions on your list?
The more resolutions you have, the higher your chances are of failure. So, be realistic and zone in on your top-priority resolutions.
This will prevent you from throwing down the towel two weeks into the new year because you bit off more than you could chew.
#4 Choose A Resolution That You Can Fit Into Your Lifestyle
Here's the deal: If you are on the sales team of a company and travel 15 days every month, your resolution of hitting the gym every day (and buying a gym membership) is not exactly going to last long.
A better resolution would be walking for half an hour every day, as you can do it pretty much on any terrain.
So make sure your resolution fits in with your lifestyle and is considerate about your body's capacity for exertion.
#5 Set A Deadline!
If you do all the above and forget to do this one, you will end up failing your resolution. So hack your mind and put a time limit on your goal.
For example, if you want to lose 10 kg and know that you can manage to do it in 6 months, your deadline can be the 30th of June, 2018.
And if you want to meditate every day, you can specify that you will do it in before 9 PM so you have the advantage of a deadline that gives you some flexibility too.
#6 Reward Yourself
Accomplishing a goal is a reward in itself. But you can always sweeten the deal by setting up a prize before you begin.
And there's no better reward than a brand new OPPO F5.
Take Insta By Storm With The Perfect Selfie
The social media landscape keeps changing every year. And right now, the hottest place to be in is Instagram.
So, if you want to rake in followers and up your social-media clout on this platform, make sure you have the OPPO F5 selfie expert by your side.
With a 20 MP high-resolution front camera (that is larger than its 16 MP rear cam), this budget-friendly phone can take surprisingly good quality, professional-grade pictures with the background blurred out, increased depth, and incredible colour saturation.
Plus, the AI feature of the camera has the ability to smoothen out those annoying zits and wrinkles on your face to give you an airbrushed look.
A Fast Phone For An Ultra-Fast World
If you thought the OPPO F5 was a one-trick selfie pony, you would be wrong.
With a 4 GB RAM, an octa-core processor, and the latest Android 7.1 Nougat operating system, this phone can keep up with the quick demands of this ultra-fast (and impatient) world.
Large Screen For Larger-than-life Experiences
Large screen phones are the norm nowadays. And the OPPO F5 delivers on that account too with its 6-inch screen perfect for gaming and watching movies.
Crush Your 2018 Resolution With The OPPO F5
You have your plans, and now you have your tips. It's time to take action.
Have a great 2018!