New Year’s Resolutions. The things we love to set and what we equally love to break. Maybe in 2019 you resolved to quit smoking, or to stop watching so much Netflix and take up running. Before you know it, the end of January comes around and your binge-watching episodes of Orange is the New Black whilst eating UberEats, your running gear slowly gathering dust in the corner. Let’s be honest, we’ve all been there.
However it doesn’t have to be that way. With these helpful hints, your New Year’s Resolutions will remain intact. Motivation is a major key. With social media platforms like Instagram it’s difficult not to be caught up in the latest iPhone or a pair of shoes. Let your individuality shine. We’re all different so delve deep to what you want in life and get started. Here’s how to make your New Year resolutions stick by making them New Year goals instead:
- Create a vision board. Once you figure out what you want, get visual. Why not create a vision board of that house you want to own or the car you want to buy. Visualising yourself achieving these goals will enable you to stay on track when your de-motivated.
- Start small. A psychological study published by the Journal of Consumer Research showed that intentions are most effective when you work on only one goal at a time. They found those that tried to work on multiple goals at a time were ultimately less likely to be successful. Unrealistic goals will only put more pressure on you resulting in failure.
- Get vocal. Talking about your goals to family and friends will help you to overcome any struggles, for example, if your struggling to quit smoking. Friends and family will (hopefully!) be there to listen and support you in your desire to quit.
- None of us are perfect. So what if you skip your run, maybe you’ve been too busy during the week, don’t dwell on it and definitely don’t beat yourself. The most important thing is getting back on track and not giving up on your goals.
By Contributing author