How to Stick to Your Resolutions (For Real This Time)
2020 is just around the corner. After celebrating the new year, it’s time to start thinking about those resolutions! This time let’s not get off track.
In this blog post, I will tell you how to stick to your resolutions. It seems that in every other area of your life, you’re able to achieve your goals. You’ve overcome obstacles and had many successes.
So, how come you aren’t able to stick to your resolutions year after year? It’s not that you lack willpower or dedication….
Don’t Bite Off More Than You Can Chew
Start small. If you want to lose weight, let’s talk diet and exercise. You could replace your desserts with something healthier yet delicious.
Create a work-out regimen. Find a gym buddy and schedule your work-outs. Maybe you want to learn a new language. Again, let’s break that down into more palatable, bite-sized chunks.
Download duo-lingo or get a rosetta stone. Watch two movies per week in that language. Find a buddy so you can actually speak the language. When you break down your resolution, your much more likely to stick to it.
When you share your resolutions with loved ones, you’re much more likely to keep on going. Talking about your passions and goals will give you that extra motivation that you desperately need.
Not only will the process of voicing your resolution inspire you and remind you why you’re doing this to begin with, but you’ll find encouragement from your friends and family.
You may find that your relatives have some nuggets of information that can really help you. Maybe they’ve had a similar goal at one point.
Don’t Shame Yourself
Shame has absolutely no motivating influence. Don’t beat yourself up for making a mistake. If you ate a honking piece of cake for dessert last night, cut yourself some slack!
Maybe you spent too much money on drinks and food last week. It’s okay to mess up. No one said this was going to be easy. Sometimes you have to take a step backward before you take a few steps forward.
If your overall trajectory is positive, you’re doing well. Please find ways to be kind to yourself. Kicking an old habit is incredibly difficult. Focus on how far you’ve come!
You’re Not Alone; Find Others!
No one ever did anything great all by themselves. Go out into the community and ask for support. If you’re trying to write a book, finding a writing group.
Maybe you want to lose weight and realize you need a nutritionist or a personal trainer. There are mentors in your community who want to see you reach your goals. All you need to do is go find them!
I hope this blog post helps you actually stick to your resolutions this year. Don’t give up on your resolutions this time! There is a reason why you made this goal to begin with.
If you remember to break down your goal, seek support, share your goals, and treat yourself kindly, you’ll be golden.
I hope 2020 is a year full of positive transformation for you!