Four Tips To Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick
With the New Year now underway, chances are you have at least one or two resolutions you’ve made and hope to stick with in the year ahead. Maybe you decided to procrastinate less or workout on a Treadmill or an Elliptical Trainer more. Like many years past however, you know very well that after the first couple of weeks are underway, those resolutions often become a thing of the past.
This said, what can you do this coming year to ensure that same turn of events doesn’t take place?
Let’s take a closer look at four tips that you should be considering to help ensure that yours stand the test of time.
First, of all the things that you could do to boost the chances your resolutions stick is to build a support system. Whether it’s friends, family, your significant other, or your co-workers, get people on your side who will cheer you own.
Having your own cheerleading squad is one of the best ways to ensure you make it through those troubling times.
Break Those Goals Down
Next, consider breaking those goals down. Sometimes it can be daunting to look at your long term goal and wonder if you’ll ever reach it. Especially if it’s months away.
Instead, break those goals down into weekly or bi-weekly goals. This way, you’ll get an instant boost to your motivation each time you reach one of those goals.
Plus, it’ll make the trip to reaching that long-term goal seem that much shorter.
Track Your Progress
They say “What gets measured, gets managed.”
It’s very useful to keep track of how you’re doing with your goals, so you can see how much progress you’ve made, and stay motivated to make more progress.
If you’re using something that doesn’t track progress for you, consider getting an app or using a notebook to track how you’re doing.
Set Aside Some ‘You’ Time Each Week
As odd as it may sound, making sure you have some ‘you’ time each week – time where you can do whatever you want that will relax and energize you is critical to maintaining any sort of resolution.
Change is very stressful. Most of us do not welcome change by any means and we tend to gravitate to doing exactly what we did before. Therefore, if you want to change successfully, you’ll need to build up your stress reserves.
If you’re already stressed out in your day to day life as it is, as soon as you add another stressor, it may be just too much. You’ll toss in the towel and call it a day.
By keeping yourself as relaxed as possible – by using that ‘you’ time, you ensure this doesn’t happen.
Focus On The Positive
Finally, always make sure that you do your best to focus on the positive. Set-backs will occur and you will not always do exactly what you had wanted. And that is okay.
Realize that effort counts more than anything. As long as you are always doing 100%, that’s all you can really ask for. Take some pressure off yourself and know that you don’t have to be perfect.
No one is perfect.
Focus on all the positive accomplishments you reap and soon you’ll be feeling just as motivated as ever to stick to that resolution.
So there you have some of the best things that you can do to ensure that you maintain this years New Year’s resolutions. Where do you currently stand?