3 Ways to Finally Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution
Every January you make the same New Year’s Resolutions; to lose weight, exercise more, save more money, or maybe spend more time with your family. But, have you ever truly followed through with your resolution?
Most people can do fairly well through the first two months but come spring time, those resolutions have gone out the door. This is because we are creatures of habit and change is something that takes us out of our comfort zone. So going back to old habits is easy. This year, we’re going to make sure you stick to that New Year’s Resolution once and for all.
Start with Weekly Modifications
If your goal is to exercise more, then put weekly reminders in your calendar and sign up for classes ahead of time. The same goes for spending time with your family. Designate one or two nights a week for family or loved ones. If your goal is to save money, then cut out something once a week; maybe a lunch or night out. Sometimes daily changes can be overwhelming but a weekly commitment is a bit more realistic, which takes us to our next tip.
Set Realistic Goals
For anyone who doesn’t like change, a daily commitment to anything can be difficult to adhere to. This is why making small, manageable changes are essential to successful New Year’s resolutions. Don’t plan on going to the gym every day if you haven’t worked out in months. And don’t put a hundred dollars in your savings account either. Start small then snowball into more substantial goals.
Get an Accountability Partner
An accountability partner doesn’t always have to be a friend. It can be a nutritionist, personal trainer, or even a financial consultant. It’s always best to have someone that can put their foot down and keep you on track. And if you prefer to use technology, there are several accountability apps for all types of goals, chores, and tasks. If weight loss is one of your goals, joining the Better Health Challenge as a team is a great way to get accountability partners to support you with your goals.
Don’t skip your New Year’s Resolution this year. Follow these tips to help you make the changes that will help you create an incredible 2019.