Dec 07

Make That New Year’s Resolution Stick

Christopher

Every year we always set a different New Year’s Resolution, praying and hoping that we are going to keep it this time, but do we actually end up keeping it? It’s hard to make sure that we keep those resolutions and ensure that we become successful in implementing them.

Here are some tactics to make sure your New Year’s Resolution this year will actually stick. If you follow these tricks on solidifying it, it will soon become a habit. Isn’t that essentially the goal of all of our New Year’s Resolutions? Sometimes, it takes us a year to engrave something into our routine and rituals that we do daily.

BE DETAILED

You need to be specific with your goal and know what exactly you want to get out of your New Year’s Resolution. The more specific it is, the more likely you are to keep it. When you say something general and vague, for example “start working out,” that is not specific enough. Try and make it as specific as you can; for example, “work out 30 minutes – twice a week.” That way you will be able to understand exactly what your goal is and if you can actually keep it for 365 days.

BE REALISTIC – CALCULATE

This ties into the point I discussed above. Make certain calculations and see for yourself if you are able to keep this promise to yourself. Using the same example as above, working out for 30 minutes, twice a week – does it really fit into your schedule? Write it into your planner and find a specific time for it and then you will be able to know for sure that it can be done. Being realistic about your NYR will increase your chances of being able to keep it.

ASK YOURSELF WHY

Why have you decided to lose weight? Spend more time with your friends and family (Party Houses is a good solution for that hehe), take more daily vitamins? Think about what you want your end result to be and then make a final decision from there.Understand where this goal is coming from and what you truly want to get out of it. Then you will know your motivational levels to see if you want to keep it or not.

 

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