Four Ways To Ensure You Stick With Your New Years Resolutions
If you’ve just set a fitness or diet-minded resolution, you’re going to want to make sure that you get a few things in place to ensure that you stick with that resolution for the months ahead. Far too many people set lofty resolution goals but they never stand the test of time as after two to three weeks, they’ve abandoned them completely.
Fortunately, with a few smart strategies, you can ensure that you aren’t going to follow the path of previous years and let those resolutions slip before your very eyes.
Let’s have a look at four ways that you can ensure a resolution lasts.
Break It Down
The very first quick tip to help ensure that your resolution is a lasting one is to break it down into smaller sub-resolutions or goals.
Sometimes when you set a goal that’s just a little too intense and too far down the line, it can be hard to remain focused on the here and now. You are only focusing on how much work and effort you’ll have to put in over time to achieve that resolution that it’s hard to stay motivated.
Instead, set shorter term resolutions that you can see yourself reaching in days or at most, a one week time period.
Get A Buddy
Second, a buddy system is one of the best things to get in place if you want to make sure your resolution is going to last. Having someone to go about the process with you ensures that you never feel alone along the way and that you always have the help and support you may need during those difficult times.
Do not underestimate the ‘power of people’.
Get a support system in place and it will make a big difference.
Finally, the last thing that you should be doing to help ensure that this is the year that you maintain your resolutions is to anticipate obstacles before they occur.
If you can learn to expect them and think ahead about what you can do to overcome them, then should they occur, you can simply move past them and back on track to seeing the success that you’re after.
If you let that obstacle get you down and then once you’re down fail to get back up, you’re not going to be headed for success.
A small set-back isn’t what derails your progress. A small set-back that causes you to lose steam is.
It’s up to you whether you let that set-back impact you going forwards.
So keep these quick tips in mind and you can be sure that you are going to reach the goals that you set for yourself in the coming year. Remember to keep the goals realistic so that it is something that you can realistically obtain in the first place.
For more help on motivation, see this article.