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Aleksandr Skobeltcyn
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Interactive guide of How not to screw up your New Year's Resolution 2022

Hi Devs! I am a software engineer, and my job is to break down big things into small ones and then implement them. My annual experiment proved that this approach works for reaching goals too.

Below you will find an interactive article (If you want to interact with article, we need some JavaScript, which you can find here) that will help you:

  1. To define your goals.

  2. To answer a question: what exactly to do.

  3. To start: A free tool on a platform of your choice.

Try to fill all checkboxes so you will have the best possible outcome.

1. Set realistic goals for 2022

First, we need to understand the difference between goals and fantasies. A goal can be broken down into a subset of things to do daily and has a deadline, a fantasy — can not.

Good example: Read 30 books in 2022 and become a bit more educated.

Why good: It’s feasible, it has an exact date to measure progress and it can be broken down in a daily action: 30 books ~ 30 * 300 pages / 365 = ~24 pages a day.

Bad example: Have villa in Italy

Why bad: is too broad and probably not realistic in one year. Try to start breaking it down: villa price: ~1M$ -> 15% initial payment -> 150k$ -> save 12k$ a month.

Interactive site is available [here](https://yourhabit.me/how-to-build-a-good-habit)

2. Start breaking down

The next step is to find out daily doable actions. Don’t worry, this is an iterative process when you go back and forth to find your unique way.

Good example: I will read a book before going to bed for 20 minutes, approximately 5 times a week. I will listen to audiobooks during my commute to the work

Bad example: I will read 10 books a day, without breaks because I have a motivational boost right now

Interactive site is available [here](https://yourhabit.me/how-to-build-a-good-habit)

3. Simplify things

Doing the same things every day might be challenging and sometimes boring. But we can trick ourselves by running daily tasks into habits.

In addition to good books, I found two good articles that can help you straight ahead:

  1. Notes on The Power of Habit

  2. Achieve Your Goals: Research Reveals a Simple Trick That Doubles Your Chances for Success

Good example: What: Read/Listen book for 1 hour. How often:5 days a week. When: before going to bed. Reward: finish the book, brag about it in GoodReads.

Bad example: Read books as much as I can

Interactive site is available [here](https://yourhabit.me/how-to-build-a-good-habit)

Conclusion

I know that things might look hard to do, but remember that ‘habits’ work in your favor.

Just start a few simple habits and stick with them for at least 2 weeks.

🎁 In 2022 we will introduce a Pro plan with a bunch of cool things.

Consider saving this promo code: available here and share it with your friends to get a special offer in 2022.

I wish you that your dreams(goals) will come true!

If you have any questions you can always contact me via Instagram.

Best and Happy New Year!

Alex

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