Tips For Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions
January 19, 2016
With the holidays and the memories of 2015 behind us, we’ve quickly geared our thoughts into the New Year. Another year means another set of resolutions and goals that will set the next 365 days into a productive and happier lifestyle. New Year’s resolutions seem to be forgotten before summer kicks in and old habits die hard, but this year will be different. Here are some great tips to keep you motivated and well into the year with success.
Make your goals realistic
It’s great to set such high standards for yourself, but it is also important to make sure you are not setting yourself up for failure. Keep your goals and resolutions within reason and always plan ahead: Do you have the time? The means to invest into your resolution? And the right mind-set to go full on? These are questions you should ask yourself while jotting down your next resolution.
Birds of a feather flock together
The company you keep can make a big difference in achieving your goals. Stick to people who motivate you and are just as enthusiastic about your resolution as you are or even share the same ones. Planning on going to the gym? Recruit a workout buddy! You don’t want to be tempted or find yourself skipping out and going back to old habits.
All these changes can be exhausting and the results could take months, but don’t give up! Reward yourself with that coat you’ve been eyeing down or a relaxing day at the spa. This will continue to keep you engaged and motivated to achieve your goals.
Keeping track of your progress throughout the week or month will help you stay focused. A personal agenda or journal can be used for easy checklists and daily reminders can be set on your phone or email. Write inspirational words on sticky notes and place them on your desk at work, your fridge, and mirrors. Once you tackle your resolution day by day it won’t seem so far fetch.
Above all things stay positive and remind yourself why you started the resolution in the first place. Brighter days are ahead and 2016 looks promising!
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