2017 is underway, and you’ve likely got your New Year’s resolutions set and started. But we all know it’s not selecting resolutions that’s the hard part — it’s about sticking to them for the next 362 days.
So, what’s the best way to keep your resolutions? Write them down, says Virgin Group founder Richard Branson in a blog post. In fact, writing things down — from ideas you hear to books you read to dreams you have — should be a new resolution for the year in and of itself.
Composing daily to-do lists and recording longterm goals and resolutions are great ways to manage your life — and helpful when taking on new resolutions, Branson explains. “It’s how I make sense of the world, bring order to the ideas in my head and start turning them into action.”
Start your year strong and maintain your goals. Get out your notebook, smartphone or iPad and get started writing things down this year. “If you don’t take notes, your ideas will get lost,” Branson warns.