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!