‘New year, new start’- the age-old mantra that so many of us say at the turn of the year; but, do you ever really stick to your new year’s resolutions?
This week, we’re looking at 6 ways you can implement your healthy habits into your daily routine to improve your overall wellbeing:
Deciding on Your New Year’s Resolutions
The first step to making your new year’s resolutions is to have a good reason why you’re choosing them.
Setting your intentions can help you stay focused when it gets tough. This could be choosing healthier snacks to look after your heart, or reading more books to improve your breadth of knowledge.
Focus on what you really want to change in the new year, and use it as an accountability tool to keep you on track.
Stay Accountable for Your Goals
New year’s resolutions are notoriously difficult to stick to. Whether you’re swayed by temptation or find yourself too busy to give it your all, it’s often easy to give up.
Why not start a journal to help you stay accountable for your resolution? You can use it to track your progress, write down your feelings along the way, or simply record your journey.
Knowing that you need to write down your progress each day can help you to stay accountable and encourage you to stick with your resolution.
Plan Your New Year’s Resolutions
Planning how you’ll execute your new year’s resolutions can be pivotal in your success.
Having a detailed plan can help you to stay on track with your goals, as you’ll have each stage written down. If your resolution is to eat better
, you can write down menus, meal preparation and shopping lists, for example.
Set Yourself Achievable Goals
The key to success is not to set yourself too big a goal. If it takes too long to reach a goal, you’re more likely to stop before you get there.
Instead, it may be easier for you to set yourself smaller, easier goals that will help you on your way to achieving a bigger dream.
For example, if your goal is to improve your fitness
, it can be helpful to set small targets for yourself. Each time you hit a target, you’ll feel a sense of accomplishment and it will spur you on to keep going.
Set Fewer New Year’s Resolutions
Try to avoid having too many new year’s resolutions, as this can feel overwhelming. Avoid putting too much pressure on yourself by choosing fewer goals.
Often, new year’s resolutions are about lifestyle changes, and this is a process. It won’t happen overnight, so limit your resolutions to make the process easier. Once you’ve accomplished your resolutions, you can then make more.
Spreading them out will help you to feel more confident in your abilities and you’ll be more likely to achieve them.
Find a Motivational Partner
Having someone to help encourage, inspire and motivate you can be immeasurable in your success. Your partner can keep you accountable and help you to achieve your goals.
You can do the same for them; whether you join them for a run or they send you reminders, having a motivational partner is a great way to stick to your new year’s resolutions.
If you’ve found our tips on sticking to your new year’s resolutions helpful, why not read our previous blog on combatting loneliness this Christmas
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