The new year is just days away and if you’re like me, you’ve already started planning your New Years Resolutions. You may even be thinking that this is the year you are going to keep your New Year’s Resolutions.
8 Ways to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions
Whether you have made a resolution to eat healthier, be more successful, or lose weight; these eight tips will help you stay strong and succeed with your New Year’s resolutions, making you part of the slim 8% who successfully achieve their goals.
Write a list of all your New Year goals
Whenever it comes to creating a good New Year’s resolution, it is always smart to create a list and leave it somewhere you can see it. If your goal is to eat healthier, post the resolution on the fridge so you can see it before you make a bad decision. Without a list, you can easily allow yourself to slip and make excuses for not keeping your resolutions.
Choose Resolutions that have meaning to you
After you pick your New Year’s goals, be sure all of your goals mean something to you. Can you really answer why? If you decide to create a goal simply around the fact that every one else is doing it, it will become really easy to fail and harder and harder to want to do it. Choose a resolution that has a meaning to you and encourages you to better yourself.
Start small and be reasonable
One mistake people always make when setting goals for the new year is setting unrealistic and big goals. Instead of starting small and reasonable goals, we overwhelm ourselves and end up burnt out and just decide to give up. If you’re looking at a goal like starting a blog that makes income, you may want to start small by setting your goal to something like earn $500 by the end of the year. Whenever you pass these small goals, you gradually grow your goal bigger and bigger.
Reward yourself for small accomplishments
As a human, we all love to be rewarded sometimes. When it comes to keeping your New Year’s resolutions, set goals and reward yourself often. If your goal is to lose 100 pounds and you lose 20, reward yourself for your hard work. Keeping yourself motivated and having something to look forward to is always a great way to get things done.
Get help from a friend or family member
Tackling a goal like a New Year’s Resolution can be hard, so don’t plan on doing it alone. Ask for help from friends and family members who can help you stay accountable. Maybe you’re looking to stop eating junk food, let your friends and family know so they don’t try to tempt you with it in the future. Or ask a family member or friend to become your diet buddy. Whatever the resolution is, you’re going to need help so ask.
Give yourself time to achieve your goal
I’m sure we all would love to lose ten pounds by tomorrow, but that isn’t very realistic. Set your resolutions with plenty of time to achieve them. Set a specific time frame that you would like to achieve small goals and mark them on your calendar. Be specific and be realistic.
Don’t beat yourself up over small setbacks
We’re only human. We all fail, sometimes. Don’t beat yourself up over one small piece of cake or gaining five pounds. Instead, learn from it and do better next time. Grow from your mistakes and keep fighting until you achieve your goal.
Stick to it
It’s been said that Rome wasn’t built in a day. Whenever you are trying to better yourself, it’s going to take time and feel like a lot of work. Stick to it. Make sure you fight yourself everyday to better yourself and eventually, it will stop feeling like work and more like life.
I really hope these tips help you keep your New Year’s resolutions this year. Tell me what are you hoping to achieve?