5 Tips to get back on track with your new years resolution
It has been almost 3 weeks since many of us began our New Years Resolution. Whilst a few of you may still be on that bandwagon, Forbes announced that 80% of people will fail after 6 weeks. That’s a huge number! And what’s more, only 8% of people will successfully achieve their set goal. That’s insane, so we’re going to provide some helpful tips to help keep you going, or if you’ve already given up, we’re going to hopefully help motivate you to get back on the horse, so to speak.
Tell people about your goal
Share your ambition with others, who knows they may even have a similar goal as you do. You could help each other, provide support. And when you meet up for a coffee, they’ll ask you ‘how’s your resolution going,’ so it will help to remind you to keep going and persevere. It will become a natural talking point and hopefully this will then transition into you actioning this.
Make it fun
If your resolution is boring you then you’re not going to stick to it. For example many of you may have set a resolution to be more active, it seems to be a popular one. So find what you find fun and enjoyable to do. It’s only week 3 so you still may have not found out yet what you enjoy, but if you have the opportunity try as many different gym classes or sports as you possibly can until you find what suits. Or mix it about a bit. Personally I switch what I do every so often. Sometimes I’ll do weights, a HIIT session, boxing, spinning, running, or go swimming.
Take some resolutions off the list
If you’re someone who’s set a list of resolutions as long as your arm, then remove some of them and keep 2 or 3 (Unless you’re superhuman and you have the willpower to stick to that many, hats off to you). Once you’ve mastered those 2 or 3 you can then revisit those other resolutions you had at a later point in the year. Just because it’s January it doesn’t mean you have to concur everything now. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself, relax.
Write a plan
As the saying goes ‘it’s never too late’ so go get that journal out a jot down what your new years resolutions are. Underneath these goals write a few bullet points of smaller goals in which you need to do to get to the main aim. And then next to these write a target date as to when you would like to achieve these by. Be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Achievable, Realistic & Time-bound, be SMART J.
Keep track and reward
Keep a journal and write down any breakthroughs and positive changes you’ve made in reaching your goal. If you’ve hit a target or done something that you have set out in doing then make sure you reward your success, you deserve it! And if you fall off track, please don’t see that as a failure, you’re just human. Keep going, it’s all about that positive mindset.
Remember just because January the 1st has past, it doesn’t mean that you’re too late to start a resolution or set a goal.