Making a resolution is the easy part. Keeping a resolution throughout the year? Not so much. I struggle with this every year and find myself unable to keep a single one of the resolutions I’ve made at the beginning of the year. I figured out that all my goals and resolutions were overwhelming, and that I was constantly quitting half way through the year because I had not seen the progress I was hoping for. My motto was “there’s always next year!” which is a very unhealthy mindset to be in. Here are the tips I will be following in the coming year to ensure that I achieve the goals I am striving towards, or at least make good progress towards them.
Try to gain one new habit every month
It can be exhausting looking at an endless list of resolutions you are hoping to accomplish this year. Try breaking it down and focusing on one habit every month. By the end of the year, you’ll have 12 positive habits and 12 resolutions checked off your list!
Get out of the “all or nothing” mindset
This was one of the reasons I could never achieve any of my resolutions. Just because you maybe haven’t kept up with your resolutions for a few weeks (or even months!) does not mean that it’s too late to make a change. One of my favourite motivational quotes for when I’m feeling, well, unmotivated is “One day or day one. You choose.”
Add it to your schedule
Scheduling reminders on your phone for whatever your resolution may be (working out more often, reading more for fun, spending less time on electronics) is handy to have. That way, you won’t forget about them and you’ll make time for them throughout your day.
Find your motivation
I know for a fact that this helps me stick to my goals throughout the year. One of my goals for 2018 is to complete a one-year fitness journey. I saved up and bought this Fitbit Charge 2 to track my progress, some new workout clothes, and this S’well bottle. You can’t forget to treat yourself every once in a while and if that’s what it takes to stick to your resolutions, go for it!
Let friends and family know
By letting the people around you know, they will most likely check in on you and offer their support. It’s also a good idea because they might join in on your goals and you could work towards them together! Who knows, it may even get competitive!
I would love to hear one of your resolutions for the coming year! Best of luck to everybody with their 2018 New Years resolutions. I wish you all a safe and Happy New Year 2018!
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