HAPPY NEW YEAR READERS!!! Hope you aren’t too hung over! Now that the parties are over, it’s time to dive into the endless possibilities of a new year. This year you’ve decided to conquer it all. From getting that big promotion at work, to getting straight As, to finding your soul mate or losing weight, you’re feeling super motivated. However, in the next couple months, that motivation might slip. Here are a few tips on how to keep your new year’s resolutions.
1. Make your resolutions realistic. We’d all love to be a billionaires living in a mansion on a private island in paradise. However, this kind of goal probably isn’t going to be obtainable in a year. When making a resolution, make sure that it’s something you can achieve.
2. Be specific. Although “saving money”, “getting healthier”, and “getting better grades” are admiral goals, there not nearly specific enough to work. How much money do you want to save? What aspect of your health do you need to work on? What letter grade or GPA average do you want? The more specific you are, the more likely you are to keep your new year resolutions.
3. Break your resolutions into steps. Sometimes the forest can seem a bit overwhelming, because we’re focusing on all the trees within it. Instead of tackling the major task at once, focus on one step at a time. For example, you may want to lose weight. You can achieve this by breaking it down. Cut back on sugar and starch. Exercise. Eat more fruits and vegetables. Conquer one thing at a time and you’ll be fine.
4. Focus on one resolution at a time. It can be a bit overwhelming when your trying to tackle a million tasks at once. Because of that, you should try to focus on one goal at a time or combine those that work together. For example, you could pair loosing weight and eating healthier. They go hand in hand.
5. Use the buddy system. The best way to keep your new year resolutions is to pair up with someone who has the same goal. You can keep each other accountable and motivate each other.
6. DON’T GIVE UP! Remember, it’s okay to make mistakes. Just because you’ve had a set back or things aren’t going well, doesn’t mean that you can’t reach your goals.
7. Reward yourself. Give yourself a treat when you reach one of the milestones you’ve set for completing your goals.
Hope these tips help you keep your new year resolutions. Take care!