5 Tips To Help You Achieve Your New Year Resolutions
It’s that time of year again when it’s time to start thinking about all of those resolutions that likely won’t stick. But with the right mindset you can stick to them and make sure you achieve everything just the way you planned.
- Choose Something You Care About
Resolutions often fail because they aren’t the right ones for you. When thinking about what you’d like to change for 2018, consider whether it’s something you personally care about or whether it’s a goal based on outside pressures.
2. Be Conservative
Goals that are way too ambitious are destined to fail.It’s often best to start small. So instead of trying to become vegan, aim to reduce your meat consumption for several meals a week. Or if you want to work out, try to go three times a week instead of daily.
3. Have a Focus
Vague goals can also fail. Be clear in what you want to achieve, rather than just saying you want to lose weight. It’s better to pinpoint exactly how much weight you want to lose, like five pounds in two months, as an example.
4. Visualize Your Achievements
Visualizing your goals can actually help you obtain them and recommends starting a journal depicting how your life will improve. Cut pictures out of magazines of what you want and post them to a wall (or if appropriate, the refrigerator). Get very clear on what you think you will feel like once you see results.
5. Make it Fun
Our language and self-talk is everything and determines if our resolution will fade or will become something we’re still doing in June. When people resolve to change their diet or exercise, they may already start dreading it.However, shifting the brain to doing something fun that is in line with the goal gets you more committed. Use your resolve to eat healthier as a way to experiment with new recipes, for example. Or, if you want to learn a new skill, like photography, find local meetup groups for creatives.