New Year’s resolutions…we all have them, but how many of us actually keep up with it? Here are 10 tips to ensure you are living the best life you can and following through with the resolutions you’ve made for the New Year!
1. Keep A Journal
Write down the goals you want to accomplish and keep track of it. Do a small thing every day to accomplish your goal and write about it. Writing helps to ensure you are organized and declutters your mind to focus on your resolutions.
2. Tell Your Friends And Family
Telling your friends and family about your New Year’s resolutions is an easy way to keep on track because if you are about to fall, they will pick you back up!
3. Reward Yourself
Reward yourself if you’ve hit a milestone! Rewarding yourself is a great way of motivation to ensure you keep on track. So if you’ve been wanting to lose 50 pounds and you’ve lost 20, reward yourself by buying yourself a new dress or something you’ve been wanting! Celebrate the little things to get to the bigger picture.
4. Make Sure Your Goals Are Realistic
Go big or go home is a good mindset to have but not when it comes to making New Year’s resolutions for yourself. One of the biggest reasons people become unmotivated is that they’ve set their goals so high that it becomes unattainable and they quit trying altogether. Is your goal to lose 50 pounds by Valentine’s day? Well, that won’t work out very well because you’ve given yourself a goal that is unattainable. Instead of setting a number to lose, focus on eating healthy and living an active lifestyle and continue it throughout the year. Don’t just stop because you’ve given yourself a ridiculous deadline.
5. Persistence Is Key
You will need to accept that you may fail but you will need to persist through it. Having a good frame of mind helps immensely. Take time out of your day to meditate or reflect on what your resolutions are. If your resolution is to create art or write a book, do it, every day. Even if publishers say no to you or if people don’t like your art, keep doing it and you will get better.
6. Don’t Rely On Others
Nothing is going to be handed to you in life, and if you want something only you have the power to go get it. Encouragement from family and friends is great but at the end of the day you are the only one who can achieve your resolutions. Therefore, you are the one who is going to have to work for it.
7. Make It A Habit
Start out small then keep going. Do better than you did the day before to achieve your New Year’s resolutions. There’s an old saying that a habit takes 21 days, so if you keep going it’ll eventually turn into a lifestyle, and you’ll not only reach your goal by the end of the year, but you’ll keep on going for many more years to come!
8. Self Control
You will need the will power to ensure you have self control. If your goal is to lose weight, you need to realise you won’t lose weight if you can’t control yourself and keep eating junk food. If your New Year’s resolution is to get good grades you have to set aside time to study instead of partying constantly. It’s about choosing the better option even if you don’t want to.
9. Find Apps To Motivate You
In the age of technology there is an app for everything. Apps such as Lifetick and 21Habit will help you to keep with your goals and ensure you are productive throughout the day!
10. Focus On Yourself
A right frame of mind is everything and you have to be confident in yourself and your ability to complete your goals. Don’t get discouraged because someone is doing better than you and only focus on yourself.
How did you stick to your New Year’s resolutions? Let us know down below!
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