How to Set a New Year’s Resolution You’ll Actually Achieve With Paperform

/ paperform / 3 min read
Laura Wilson

It’s that time of year again. Time to eat too much turkey and drink too much eggnog. Time to breathe a sigh of relief after staggering through the last couple of weeks of work. Time to hide in increasingly silly places just to get five minutes of rest from that one cousin who has never heard of an inside voice.

Yeah, some of our holiday habits aren’t earning us any gold stars.

But that’s okay, because just one week after Christmas we get the ultimate fresh start.

You'll hang your new calendar on the wall and think, “This year will be different.” Whether it’s your actions, your appearance, your work, or your relationships, when the new year comes around, you want to be better.

Whatever it is you want to accomplish, make sure it's something you want to do. Resolving to visit Buckingham Palace might be a great fit for some people, but if you can't stand tea and biscuits, it might not be for you.

Setting Your Resolutions

So how do you get started? You don’t have to pull out a colour-coded binder detailing your life plan, but vague resolutions shouted at midnight aren’t exactly destined for success. As with many things, there’s a middle ground.

"A goal without a plan is just a wish."
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Paperform is here to help. With the right form, you can guide yourself, your family, your coworkers, and your dog through the process to make goals you’ll actually follow through on. Well, maybe not your dog. But you won’t know until you try.

This template does exactly that.

Even though it packs a punch, making a questionnaire like this one is easy with Paperform. Setting up the conditional logic that the form uses to adapt itself to your responses is a matter of clicking a couple of buttons. Getting creative with the styling is genuinely fun.

And that customisation can do more than just look pretty. Adding your branding to a useful questionnaire or a fun survey is an excellent way to use indirect marketing. Creating shareable content is always worthwhile.

Is that something you're interested in? Well, maybe increasing social media engagement can be your New Year's resolution.

Tips for Achieving Your New Year’s Resolutions

Let’s be honest: a lot of New Year’s resolutions are abandoned before the Christmas tree is even taken down. But that doesn’t have to be you.

Here are some tips to help you get where you want to go.

  • Focus on one goal at a time: You can’t change everything about your life at once. Choose one goal to focus on, and come back to any others you have once you’re on the right track.
  • Get a run up: Don’t try and achieve your goal in the first week. If you don’t exercise and want to run five miles by the end of the year, start by walking one.
  • Make sustainable changes: You want to build habits for long-term success. If you’re only focused on the end game, it makes it all too easy to fall backwards after you've met your goal.
  • Plan your goals in bite-sized chunks: If you make a plan that you can check in on regularly, you’re more likely to stick with it. If you want to write an ebook, aiming for a chapter a week is much more sustainable than trying to write it all in one go.
  • Stay positive: Don’t beat yourself up for falling short and celebrate the little wins. Punishment only makes you feel bad about trying. Be gentle on yourself, so you can try again tomorrow.

New Year; New You

The new year is pretty magical. Whether you want to improve yourself on a personal, social or professional level, you deserve a pat on the back for wanting to make a positive change.

Paperform empowers you to make beautiful forms that make the holidays simpler. We're pretty great during the rest of the year too. From fun surveys to professional legal forms and everything in between, we can help you with every corner of your business.

We'll toast to that.

About the author
Laura Wilson
Laura is a Content Writer at Paperform. She writes from rural Australia with pets who really want to attend virtual meetings. She dreams of writing as fearlessly as the Fast and Furious writers do.

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