Stick To Your Resolutions!
Struggling to keep to your new year's resolution?
Here's a few tips to stick to your resolutions this year!
1. CREATE A MEASURABLE GOAL
Don't be vague with your resolutions! An intangible, vague goal will only cause you to feel lost.
Instead, create measurable goals like, "Go to the gym three days per week," or "Sketch an object daily." to have a clear target to aim for.
2. IDENTIFY CLEAR ACTION STEPS
You can't lose weight or save money without actions steps that will help you get there.
Create a plan that includes objectives that will create change.
For example, plan to eat a salad for lunch every day or stop eating out.
Commit to taking action that will help you get closer to your goal.
3. SET YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS
It's easy to feel motivated early on in the process. But after a week or two, your motivation will naturally wane.
To prepare for that dip in motivation, set yourself up for success well in advance.
Make bad habits inconvenient and good habits convenient.
E.g. try storing cookies in a hard to reach place or keep your workout gear packed and ready to go.
You'll be more likely to do things that feel easy, even when your motivation declines.
4. PLAN FOR OBSTACLES
There will always be temptations and obstacles that could easily derail you from your resolution.
It may be an invitation to dinner that could blow your budget--or your diet.
Think about the obstacles you're likely to encounter in the first weeks after establishing your resolution. Planning ahead for the probable challenges can help you feel equipped to handle the unexpected obstacles that crop up along the way as well.
5. START WHEN YOU'RE READY
There's no need to start on January 1st! You can start working on your goal when you're ready.
Make sure to start when you're committed to the goal, and when you've thought through what you need to do and how you're going to do it.
6. TRACK YOUR PROGRESS
It's important to track your progress. Use an app or a calendar to check off the days you work on your goal.
When you're able to see how you're doing and the steps you're taking, it can remind you how far you've come.
Reviewing your effort can also help you stay on course when it feels as though you're not making any progress (which is common).
Keep in mind that progress doesn't always come in a straight line. Sometimes, things get a little worse before they get better--but this doesn't mean you should give up.
7. LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES
Mistakes are part of the process. But too often people think one mistake means they're destined to fail.
When you make a mistake -- like you skip the gym for a week, or you make a ridiculous impulse purchase you can't return -- learn from this!
In fact, one study showed that people who were successful in maintaining their resolutions tended to slip up at least 14 times. The vast majority of these successful individuals said they'd found ways to turn their mistakes into opportunities to grow stronger and become better.
So, what do you think? Will these 7 tips help you to stay committed to your resolutions this year?
Try it our and let us know in the comments below!
Posted by nEbO Admin on 1 Jan 2021, 1:37 am
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