Resolutions are a great way to kick off the New Year. The holidays are over and it feels like a fresh start, but making resolutions is a whole lot easier than sticking to them. Whether you’re trying to get in shape, break a bad habit, or simply reach longtime goals, we have a few tips to help keep you on track all year long!
It’s important to remember to start slowly and build up to your goal over time. Change doesn’t happen overnight, especially lifestyle changes. If you are trying to be more health conscious, start by slowly incorporating organic foods or fresh fruits and vegetables into your daily meals, and then gradually replace unhealthy foods.
If you are trying to make your resolution last it’s a good idea to have a long-term plan with short term check points to mark your progress. Asses your goal once a month to see if you have made any headway, and see what works for you and what doesn’t. For example, if you are looking to get your house organized, pick one project per month to work on rather than trying to do it all at once. Breaking a goal down makes it more manageable and it’s much easier to see your progress.
Celebrating the completion of these smaller goals also makes your resolution easier to keep. If you can look forward to rewarding yourself for sticking to your goal, you’re probably more likely to keep it going for the next month!
The last tip we have is to keep building on your resolutions. They don’t have to have an expiration date, and if you are planning on making a lifestyle change, then the New Year is just the beginning!