TIPS TO HELP YOU KEEP YOUR RESOLUTIONS
We are heading towards the end of January. It’s almost the time when sticking to your New Year resolutions is getting tougher. How are you doing with your new year’s resolutions? We begin to fall into previous patterns and the results we were hoping to see haven’t quite shown up yet. Do not panic yet, here are a few tips to make sure you power through and reach your goals.
TIP 1: NOTE them DOWN
Statistics have shown that people who write down their resolutions are ten times more likely to achieve them. So, pull out those post-its and note down your goals for this year and stick them where you can see it. This will be a constant reminder for you to work on. It is a sure shot way to ensure you follow your resolutions through.
TIP 2: MOTIVATE YOURSELF EVERYDAY
You can do it. Now, you only must remind yourself every now and then that you can. Develop the habit of affirming your strength, willpower and discipline. This will keep you motivated and help you get what you wanted. Wake up each day, head to a mirror and tell yourself that you can do it. Then get to it.
TIP 3: ANSWER TO SOMEONE
With all the willpower and fortitude, we can all ultimately talk ourselves in or out of almost anything. Suddenly, that goal of getting a six pack begins to feel pointless. Or you realize you were crazy to think you could go to your gym after work. One way to make sure you meet your goals is to have someone hold you accountable. Tell your bestie or a sibling about your resolution. Then ask them to check in with you regularly on the progress you’ve made. Better yet, find a friend who has a similar resolution and hold each other accountable.
TIP 4: REWARD YOURSELF
You know that old phrase of dangling a carrot out in front of a horse? Turns out, it works. What will motivate you? Maybe it’s a new water bottle to take with you to the gym. Now set a goal you need to accomplish in order to receive that reward. And then celebrate your success.