Have you ever felt that no matter how hard you try you can never fulfil your New Year’s resolutions? Even though you were very committed and that it wasn’t just the champagne and high-spirits that made you over-promise on yourself?

It is 2017. How did this happen? Time is running really fast, and I’m sure it is not only me who tried to use the Christmas period to reflect on the events and happenings of last year. This is also a great time to decide on new challenges or fulfil long desired dreams. But as most of us just can’t keep those promises, have you ever wondered why this is? Let’s uncover some possible obstacles in a way of your New Year’s resolutions:

  1. Too big goals: there is nothing wrong with big goals, but if you want for instance change your life from one day to another then it sure will not work out. However planning and timing are the keys in this case.
  • Give yourself time to sit down and think about your goal
  • Write down what you want to reach. Do you want to lose weight? Learn new skills? Advance in your career? Buy a flat? Good, now you see it.
  • Add to this list what do you need to do to reach it, like do sports, change the diet, research the opportunities according to your needs, etc.
  • Now you have the steps, give them the timeframes and try to keep them. Every small achievement will make you proud and happy that you indeed can do it and get closer to your goal day-by-day.
  • Note: reaching milestones can also provide a great occasion to celebrate them.


  1. No commitment: it’s very hard to reach something without thinking about it seriously, isn’t it? I usually made this mistake in the past as well (especially with smoking). Yeah, I know: bad habit, right? I always decided I will stop smoking from the 1st of January… of course it didn’t work out like that, so last time I decided “alright I will quit smoking during this year”. As time passed I gave more and more thoughts to this. Suddenly the cigarettes didn’t feel like the right thing and for 6 month now, I’m free from smoking and all the better for it.


  1. No confidence: changes can be fascinating and interesting as well as frightening and very hard; in this case you can always ask for support from your family and friends. Trust in your judgment and ask for their support, you will surely succeed.

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After so many years of trying and not reaching my goals, finally I’m really happy because I could keep my last year’s resolution. You know when you just want to make a small change in your life and you don’t even realise that that small something is the one that will change a lot in your life. Oh, and what was it? A simple thing really: no day can go by without having a good laugh. Of course there are some days that are harder than others because life isn’t exactly how we want it to be, but one can always try.

I even wrote it on my small mirror with permanent marker, so whenever I look at it I will remember this. Now let’s see: what’s your New Year’s resolution?


Author: Anita @AnitaKocsis910facebook_profile picture

Anita is an employee of Bare International. Besides her work
at the Social Media and Recruitment team, she loves doing yoga,
travelling and reading. Her love for the automotive industry came
from the passion for innovations and technology. She has a master’s
degree in International Economics and Business.

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