How Can I Make and Stick to My New Year’s Resolutions?

Tips to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions a Success

Yes, it’s that time of year again. The time of year when we feel as if we have to turn over a new leaf. The time of year when we think a new year calls for healthier habits and more success. Most of us know, however, that halfway through February, we slip back into our old ways. This can be because of unrealistic goals and a lack of motivation. If you are planning on making some new year’s resolutions this year, check out these tips on how to make and keep them!

Be realistic.

Ideally, you will choose a resolution that you know you can achieve in a year. For example, you may want to save money, lose weight, reduce stress, quit smoking, or even start a new hobby.

Just choose one thing.

If you want to change your life or lifestyle, you don’t have to change everything about it. For a better chance of success, choose one thing that you want to commit to so that all of your focus goes into this one aspect.

Break it down.

Losing x amount of weight or saving up x amount of dollars may seem daunting at first, but you can make it easier to approach by breaking it down into smaller bite-sized chunks. For example, aim to lose 2lbs in a month by eating healthier foods and exercising more. Aim to save $100 a month and then increase it each month from there. Go to one yoga class a month and then two the next month.

Plan rewards.

Small rewards are a great encouragement to keep you going during the hardest first days. Try to make these rewards healthy so that they are not focused on money or food. Instead, treat yourself to a long-distance call to a supportive friend, a siesta, or a trip to the movies.

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