5 Secrets to Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolutions



Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions this year? Although any day is a great day to start working towards your goals, the new year is often a motivating starting point to begin your personal journey.

It’s about two weeks into January, and we thought we’d offer some helpful tips on how to help you stick to your goals!

1. Start Small

On Day 1, you were probably extremely motivated to start. By Day 9, it gets a little tougher to keep that fire burning. Make it a little easier to accomplish your goals by starting small and changing one behavior at a time. This should help prevent you from becoming burnt out and instead, transform your resolution into a habit that you won’t even have to think twice about.

2. Partner Up

For resolutions that you can do with a family member or friend, don’t be afraid to ask around for help. They may have similar personal goals and willing to do it with you. If they want to find another way to help, have them be your support team! When the people around you know that you’re trying to make changes, they can help motivate you and make sure that you’re accountable for sticking to your goals.

3. Keep Goals ‘SMART’

Evaluate your goals to make sure they’re following this handy acronym:

Specific
Measurable
Achievable
Realistic
Timely

Having well planned goals will help you achieve them. Check out this article from MindTools to help you moving forward.

4. Keep Going

Did you skip a couple of days at the gym? Did you give in and order a burger at lunch when you should’ve gotten the fish? Don’t give up, just pick up where you left off and keep on going! You’ve been doing so well and are making positive changes to your life.

5. Create a Vision Board

Keep your eye on the prize by creating a vision board and keeping it somewhere you’ll see it every day. Not only will it keep your goals in the front of your mind, but visualizing your goals will help you focus on what you really want. Learn how to create one here.

Photo from ‘Mind Your Vision’

 

Remember, you’re doing great… keep up the good work!


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