Every year New Years comes and thousands of people make a resolution for the new year. But how many people actually stick to it?
Well, studies have shown that up to 80% don’t stay with it and stop around February.
And I know I’ve made PLENTY of New Year’s Resolutions that I didn’t follow through. So I know how easy it is to do.
But that’s not what this post is about. I wanna help you find ways to keep your New Year’s resolution!
I know making New Year’s resolutions may be a little cliche. But I feel like so many people do it cause they see the new year as a “new start”. Even though you can make a goal/change at any time during your life if you like having New Year’s resolutions then go for it!
So here are some tips on sticking to a New Year’s Resolution.
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How to Keep a New Year’s Resolution
Try starting small!
And I don’t necessarily mean don’t dream BIG (cause go big or go home right?). What I mean by that is to start small with your resolution.
So let’s say your goal is to get fit. If you’re not very active and don’t work out, you don’t wanna start off your resolution doing 1-hour workouts with 30-45 reps of each exercise every day.
You’ll wear yourself out and it’ll be too hard. And typically once it’s starts getting hard or being too much, people tend to stop.
So try this tactic, and start small.
Take it One Step at a Time
By taking one step at a time you won’t overwhelm yourself so easily.
So instead, take small steps to reach your goal. So if your goal is to get fit, start with a lower amount of reps for each exercise (let’s say like 10 of each) and work out for a total of 15-20 mins a day (Or even every other day. Cause remember, start small!). Then as that gets easier just slowly start adding more and more til you’re doing the amount of time and reps you’re wanting to reach.
You could even make a deadline if you’re really serious about it. Say you wanna complete your resolution a year from now. You could make a plan to change and increase your workout every couple weeks (or whatever makes sense for you) till you reach your final goal.
Tell People About it
Wait, TELL people about it??
Now I know it can seem a bit daunting to tell people. But you don’t need to tell everybody (unless you want to of course). Just choose a group of people who you are close with.
Telling someone about it will make it seem more real. And they can help cheer you on as you go!
This, in my opinion, is one of the best (and can be one of the hardest things) to do. Keeping a positive attitude can help you to stay motivated and see that light at the end of the tunnel!
So from now on, only say that you CAN do it!
Don’t Beat Yourself Up
Whatever happens, happens. If you start to fall behind or things aren’t going as plan don’t sweat it.
And sometimes things come up or we forget, or maybe we’re just not feeling it today.
But don’t quit. Just take a break and remind yourself why you’re doing this.
Ask for Support
We all need help sometimes. So when things get tuff, ask for support.
A few words of encouragement can go a long way.
Maybe form a support group with some friends who are also trying to complete resolutions. You guys can help motivate and support each other through your journeys!
Make a Dream Board
I LOVE dream boards. I’ve made plenty over the years and actually have some up right now!
What I like about dream boards is that you can physically see your goals which I think is a SUPER helpful way to stay motivated. You can put pictures or words on it so you’re actually seeing it.
You can use old magazines and cut out pictures, words, or phrases of things you want to attract into your life.
Then when it’s all done hang it up in a spot where you’ll see it frequently. Whether it be near your desk, fridge, or bedroom.
New Year’s Resolution Examples
Need some help finding some New Year Resolution ideas? Well here is a list of simple New Year’s Resolutions to help get the wheels turning!
Stop a Bad Habit
A lot of people have habits they want to stop. From nail-biting, yelling, and over-using electronics. Perhaps there’s something you want to stop doing?
Start a Healthier Lifestyle
Everyone wants to be healthy! This can include things like eating healthier foods, working out, and self-care.
Try Something New
Maybe you’ve been too scared to do a particular thing or maybe you just always thought about it but just haven’t done it yet. Make a plan to do it this year!
Save More Money
This is a big one for a lot of people. Try making a budget plan for the upcoming year or get a savings jar where you put in so much a day.
Get More Organized
Being a mom I can tell you how crazy things can get. So getting more organized is a good one for almost anyone.
Keeping a New Year’s Resolution won’t be the easiest thing but if you really want it, you need to work hard for it. But be sure you have some sort of plan to make it happen. If it helps, make a deadline for when you want it completed.
Stay positive and have a good support group.
What is your New Year’s resolution this year? What ones have you completed? What helped you to keep and finish your New Year’s resolution? Tell me below in the comments! And if you liked this post, give it a share! Thanks!