Have A New Year’s Resolution? Here’s How To Keep It In 2016
Follow Through With Your New Year’s Resolutions
With the start of 2016 just days away, many of us will be making a New Year’s resolution to go along with our New Year’s Eve plans. At the beginning of every year many of us feel that motivation to keep our New Year’s resolution, whether it be getting in shape, traveling more, finally getting organized, etc. But how many of us actually end up keeping it? Often times that motivation begins to fizzle out after a few weeks and then eventually the resolution is just abandoned all together. However, if this is the year you want things to be different, follow the tips below to ensure your New year’s resolution sticks!
Share your New Year’s resolution with family and friends.
Sharing your New Year’s resolution will family and friends will not only provide motivation from loved one’s but depending on what your resolution is, they can help avoid potential setbacks. For example, if your resolution is to eat healthier you may not see as many sugary snacks being left around the house.
Write it down.
Writing down your New Year’s resolution on paper will not only provide reinforcement as your writing it, but it can also be used as reminder. Be sure to place your written resolution in a noticeable spot around the house such as the refrigerator or on your nightstand. The more often you see it, the better.
Give yourself a pass once in awhile.
New Year’s resolutions often involve major changes so don’t be hard on yourself if you mess up every now and then. If your resolution is to eat healthier and you catch yourself eating too many sweets, don’t stress because making mistakes is part of the process. Accept it, learn from it, and remember that tomorrow is another day.
Don’t forget to reward yourself.
Making real change can be difficult. If you know you’ve been working hard at keeping your New Year’s resolution, allow yourself a treat that doesn’t conflict with your resolution. If your goal is to eat healthier and you’ve been following through with it, try rewarding yourself with a new outfit instead of that cookie or cupcake.
Monitor how well your doing throughout the process.
Regardless of what your New Year’s resolution is, keeping track of how well your doing is an essential part to ensuring you stick to your resolution. Set small goals and mark each milestone. Setting short-term goals is another way to ensure you won’t get overwhelmed during the process.