How To Succeed With New Years Resolutions

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New years resolutions are difficult at the best of times, they require a lot of hard work, and we’re getting to that point in January where some people pack it in. Sometimes we put so much pressure on ourselves when it comes to resolutions that we forget that we’re only human, we will slip up when it comes to our resolutions, but it’s about never giving up and continuing to keep going.

I know what I am saying is definitely easier said than done, because I know life tends to happen and get in the way and that is natural but when something happens, give yourself a break, have a few days, then get back on it and remind yourself of the reason you started.  In this post I will be looking through a variety of different ways in which to keep your new years resolutions alive and how to reach your goals for 2016!

1. Start Small 

When it comes to new years resolutions, if you’re setting yourself a goal that is going to take you a while to get to, then start off with a smaller target. For example when I started losing weight, I started off by saying that I would workout more because it was important that I workout in order to help me to lose weight. I also said that I would start to eat healthier, cut down on the amount of treats I was having and increased the amount of water I was drinking. I think the problem is when it comes to new years resolutions people feel like sometimes they have to, and that it can be a chore, which it shouldn’t be, it is all about the learning curve. 

2. Change 1 Thing At A Time

When it comes to new years resolutions, we are so focused on what we need to change that we change it all straight away rather than taking it one change at a time. Don’t overwhelm yourself to the point where it makes you want to give up. You can do this, it will just take time! 

3. It Will Be Okay

We all have things that get in the way of our new years resolutions, like if you were having a rough time, you’ve skipped a few gym sessions, had the odd brownie or slice of cake, we all do it. We all have some ups and downs, and  that is okay, it’s not about perfection it is about progress!

4. It’s Okay To Ask For Help

Please don’t ever be afraid to ask for help, sometimes we can be too stubborn to ask for help, and honestly it’s a reminder that you’re never alone in this.  There are so many that are trying to achieve a similar goal in the world, there is always help available, even from the people around you! 

5. Keep A Diary Of Everything

When you’re trying to achieve your resolution, keeping a diary can really help, for example; you will be able track your days, how you were feeling, what happened, if there was anything in particular that triggered anything that might have caused you to slip up. For example stress can be something that can cause me to have a few more treats than normal and that is okay, it’s a learning curve.

6. Mix It Up

When you’re bored you’re less likely to keep going, so when I get bored with my workout, I add something different into it, like a different type of workout, or a new workout playlist! That way I still want to continue & I can reach my goals!

7. Be Accountable

No one can change anything for you, you have to do this  yourself, so if you want to lose weight, say to yourself I’ll try and make friends going to the gym or I will take someone with me, that way if someone is with you, you’re more likely to stick to it!

8. Make It A Habit

When you make it a habit, you’re more likely to stick to your resolutions, what I mean by this is you have found a way to add it into your daily life. There is nothing worse than struggling to find a way of making your resolution work in your daily life, so making it a habit from the beginning makes it easier.

9. Stay Positive & Believe In Yourself

Remember to achieve, you need think positive & believe that you can actually achieve. You’ve put steps in place to help you to achieve everything you want to, you’re moving forward one day at a time, you can do this!

What are your new years resolutions this year & are you still sticking to them?

Let me know in the comments below!

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  1. 18/01/2016 / 5:05 pm

    I´m never good with New Years Resolutions. I´m actually the worst at it. I´ll already say at the first “nah, I´ll start next Monday!” and then just push it back and back and back. I really want to change my diet though because I noticed how unfit I am getting and how unwell I feel about it. I´ll definitely keep these tips in mind when I´ll do a whole plan at the end of February (because right now I´m in the middle of my exam period & there´s now way I´m cutting out sweets!).
    xx Lisa | Following Lisa

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      18/01/2016 / 5:42 pm

      If there is anything I can do to help you out, please do let me know! Getting past that oh I’ll do it next week stage is one of the most difficult things ever, but it’s definitely worth it I promise you💜

  2. 19/01/2016 / 7:26 pm

    I really agree with all of these! Small goals are much easier to accomplish – anything extra that you achieve is then a bonus! Making things a habit is something I’m definitely going to try to do this year, I can tell it’ll make me a lot more productive and I completely agree that positivity is the way forwards!

    Jemima x
    anotherrantingreader.blogspot.co.uk

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      20/01/2016 / 2:39 pm

      Thank you so much Jemima, it honestly means a lot! I know it sometimes isn’t as simple as it seems but by making small and positive steps forward always helps towards achieving your goals. If there is anything I can do to help, please do let me know!💜

  3. 20/01/2016 / 3:01 pm

    Your tips are amazing! Very inspiring but also down-to-earth at the same time, so that a common person can follow them 😀 You don’t only understand the thinking patterns that people tend to have – you also know how to help them change! Thank you for that :*

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      20/01/2016 / 3:08 pm

      Thank you so so much Klauidella! It honestly means a lot. I have been there and I know how incredibly difficult it is and I wanted people to know that they can totally do it and there are lots of people who are around to support them and I will always do whatever I can to support a person through their journey!💜

  4. 24/01/2016 / 12:22 am

    I love this! My biggest resolution this year is to lose some weight. I’ve opted for 1 stone lost by June (in time for a friends wedding) This give mes a goal to work towards and it’s achievable. I definitely think the key to making resolutions work is to make them small steps, rather one big change. Great post with lots of helpful advice! 🙂 xo

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      25/01/2016 / 12:08 pm

      That is a fabulous goal my darling, you can totally do it, just take it one meal at a time. If there is any way I can help you please do let me know my darling 🙂 💜

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