How to Make (and Keep) Your New Year’s Resolutions
A New Year and a new decade are upon us. Whether you plan to celebrate with glasses held high or a quiet night at home, it’s time to start thinking of a New Year’s resolution. Here are a few tips to ensure that the resolution you make is one that sticks.
Plan Your Resolution in Advance
It’s tempting to spout off a random resolution the moment the clock strikes twelve. But if you really want your resolution to stick advanced planning is the best. Outline your plan and set a specific time frame to ensure success. This will be framework you can use later to gauge your success.
Keep Your Resolution Simple
Grandiose resolutions never work. Giving up one’s favorite food or giving up cigarettes cold turkey may sound good on paper at first. But as time goes on the goal that started off with a bang might end up as a whimper.Keeping your goal simple and attainable. An unrealistic goal makes thing difficult and may lead to anger and disappointment. Choose carefully and make it a point to focus on your goal throughout the coming year.
Find an Accountability Partner
It is one thing to make a goal. It’s another thing to be held to it. Your friends may cheer you on but asking one person to hold you to your goals makes all the difference. An accountability partner will give your regular feedback and offer a different perspective on your target goals.
Take It One Step at a Time
Your resolution will be more manageable if you break it down into smaller chunks. This makes it much easier to keep on track of your goal. Breaking it down also helps to keep you motivated.
Don’t Give Up!
Making a resolution is easy. Keeping it is another matter entirely. Sticking to a goal is not easy and you may find yourself wanting to give up at times. Don’t do it! Be patient with yourself and keep going. It can take upwards of a month for a new habit to stick!
Be Kind to Yourself
New Year resolutions are marathons rather than sprints. Keeping up with your goal won’t be easy and there may be setbacks. Don’t give up! Discuss setbacks with friends and family and let them support you. You may not always be the best, but you can certainly do your best!
Celebrate Your Victories
Treating yourself to a reward is a great way to keep yourself motivated. Lose those first five pounds? Have you exercised faithfully for one month. Treat yourself to a small cheat day! Celebrate those little victories!
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