It’s so easy to think of resolutions and start them on January 1st. But keeping them throughout the year is a different story. Keeping your resolutions throughout the year can be challenging if you lose the motivation along the way. That’s why you have to keep the fire burning every day.
Being Realistic With Your New Year’s Resolutions
Setting New Year’s resolutions for yourself sure gives you that vision of a brighter future and a healthier self. However, if in case you don’t manage to keep them, you end up feeling more miserable. So here are five tips to keep those resolutions all throughout the year!
1. Break it down into smaller chunks
New Year’s resolutions can be daunting and overwhelming if perceived as a big picture. But doing it step by step, changing one behavior at a time, and setting short-term goals for long-term results will make it a whole lot easier.
2. Have a buddy
Everything gets better with a friend. When you feel alone, it’s easy to give up just like that. But having someone to help, motivate, or even challenge you will make the journey more fulfilling.
3. Keep a record
Keep in track of how you’re doing and see if you are meeting your objectives. It helps to know where you’re at so you can adjust in case you are a bit behind.
4. Share your experiences
A group with whom you share the same goals with or even with just your friends and family will give you that support system to help you achieve your goals.
5. Don’t beat yourself up but don’t give up so easily either
It is understandable that resolutions can be challenging at first and might make you want to give up once you got tired of it. But getting tired doesn’t mean you have to quit. Just give yourself a break and keep moving forward.
The Bottom Line
If you want to keep your resolutions all throughout the year, you have to be consistent and keep pushing yourself until you reach your goals.