Making New Year’s Resolutions can be easy, and even the first week or two can seem hopeful, but keeping them may become harder and harder. Some simple tips to keep your New Years resolutions may help you to continue, or get back on track.
Some people decide to make too many different changes at once and find they can’t keep up with their new plan. If it’s all becoming a bit too much to handle, make adjustments. Otherwise, the new plan will likely implode. Be determined, but also be aware of too much, too soon. Focus on specific goals and try to stick to them.
After some time, your resolutions should hopefully become part of your routine. However, if you’re struggling to make the changes feel like less of a chore or a temporary solution, think of them in a different manner. Consider the New Year’s Resolution as a concept that motivates you to begin a new plan of change, and not as a plan in itself. Long-term action is the goal.
In connection with the above tip, remember that unless there is a specific reason, don’t develop a new routine as a sudden, drastic change. People often consider New Year’s resolutions as immediate alterations to one’s life, but if you are trying to maintain a real change, take small steps towards a result.
People tend to view the change in routine as all or nothing. If they forget to train for a day or two, or if they give in and have that post-dinner cigarette, they feel they have failed utterly. This is unrealistic. You are almost guaranteed to make mistakes and give in to your weakness at least once, so don’t be so hard on yourself. Dust yourself off, and try again.
Last but not least on our list of simple tips to keep your New Year resolutions is to reward yourself. Although it should be stated that this tip should be taken reasonably, and that you should not allow yourself to continually fail, it should also be said that to deny yourself any indulgences is not a positive attitude. Once you have somewhat settled into a routine, allow yourself the occasional treat.
So there you have it, some simple tips to keep your new years resolution. If you’ve got anymore tips to help others stay on track let us know. Good luck with the resolutions.!