Resolution Tracking

All the hype, high, and hurray is done. Now what? Somewhere in our minds, we faintly remember some last-minute end-of-year December last week promises. Frantically, you scrambled to the gym or not, stopped eating wrong, decided to walk more, and stayed connected more. Finally, the ball dropped on the new year, and the countdown was done. An old year has gone out in style, and the new year arrives with much-awaited resets happening. You are super excited, but you over-commit. And in a moment of clarity (Usually on Jan 2nd onwards), they seem to disappear or lose their charm. And, suddenly, poof! All the resolutions, promises, and last-minute promises seem more challenging to keep with each passing day. 

So after you make the resolves, you need to follow through. But, as mentioned earlier, it is getting harder to follow through once the high and hype of the year are gone. Mind you, and this is easy for a select few people. But again, only some people are the same.

Well, fear not. You are not alone in this situation. Unfortunately, nearly all of us forget or forgo our resolutions and go back to being as we were in the years gone by. 

So if you’re looking to track your New Year’s resolutions, there are a few different ways. First, you can use a planner or calendar to keep track of your goals and the progress you make toward achieving them. You can also use a to-do list or online goal-tracking tools like Habitica or Way of Life to break down your resolutions into smaller tasks or milestones that you can check off as you go. Additionally, if you’re looking for more accountability, you can share your goals with a friend or family member and have them check in with you on your progress.

A planner can help you stay organized and on top of your tasks. You can write down upcoming deadlines and meetings, create to-do lists, and keep track of important events. You can also use it to set goals and track your progress.

  • Follow a to-do list. Make a list of tasks that need to be completed. This is called the to-do list or a laundry list of tasks.
  • Prioritise the tasks in order of importance or urgency. Base this on the need of the hour and the end goal in mind. Start working on the most important or urgent task first. 
  • Estimate how much time it will take to complete each task. Please give it a ballpark. A guesstimate will allow you to plan your day. Otherwise, you will get overwhelmed.
  • Set a timeline for when each task should be completed. Someone once said a goal without a deadline is a dream.
  • Break larger tasks into smaller, more manageable steps. Helps get more achieved.
  • Take breaks as needed to stay focused and energized. 
  • Track your progress and adjust your timeline as needed. Nothing is written in stone. At least resolutions are not! Also, have fun accomplishing them. Celebrate when all tasks are completed! 
  • Get an accountability partner.

An accountability partner is someone who holds you accountable for achieving your goals. They provide support, motivation and help you stay on track. They can help you set realistic goals, track and measure your progress, and encourage you to stay focused on reaching your goals. They can also offer valuable feedback and advice when needed. You can find an accountability partner by asking friends, family members, or colleagues if they would like to be an accountability partner for you. You can also join online forums, such as Reddit, to find someone who is looking for an accountability partner. In addition, some websites and apps can help you find an accountability partner.


Ignatius Deepak Stanley is an experienced business coach, trainer, educational consultant and full time dad. He has worked with several well known corporates before deciding to take time out and be a full time dad to his 3 year old son. Beside being a consultant, he has written and published books. Deepak enjoys riding and driving, reading, writing and travelling.

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