7 Tricks to Make New Year’s Resolutions That Stick
The beginning of a New Year brings the prospect of a fresh start. We can take a step back, re-set and start the New Year off right. That means the annual tradition of making a list of New Year resolutions.
But they can be more difficult to keep than you think. In fact only 64% of people make it past the first month. Follow these tips and tricks to make New Year’s resolutions that stick!
1 - Make One Resolution
Creating just one resolution for the year keeps you more focused on achieving your goal.
2 - Break That Resolutions Into Steps
Resolutions are often broad statements like “I want to get healthy this year.” But how can you achieve that goal? Break it down into several smaller, achievable steps and keep that resolution like a pro.
3 - Make Realistic Resolutions
We are more likely to stick with goals when we see progress and feel we can achieve it.
4 - Make Your Resolutions A Habit
How many times have you vowed to start going to the gym, make it out a few times, then continually find yourself making excuses why you can’t go today? Resolutions are more likely to stick once you’ve made it a habit. Keep doing it until it becomes part of your routine.
5 - Get a Resolution Buddy
Having someone you are accountable to makes you more likely to follow-through.
6 - Treat Yourself
Keeping goals is hard work. Don’t forget to reward yourself for each step towards achieving your goal. This will help keep you motivated!
7 - Expect Set-Backs
Let’s be realistic, it’s easy to fall off the resolutions wagon. But don’t let that stop you from giving up. Just dust yourself off, and keep going.
Have any tips and tricks to keeping your New Year’s resolutions? Share them with us in the comments!