So we’re already over a week into the New Year; and I thought I’d go about asking all the people around me how far they have kept their New Year Resolutions. While some had managed to keep it (with much difficulty), others had quit on the second day itself. If you too are struggling to keep your resolutions, here are 10 tips to help you get on the right track!
The surest way to fall short of your goal is to make your goal unattainable. For instance, resolving to NEVER eat your favorite food again is setting you up to fail. Instead, strive for a goal that is attainable.
Don’t make a resolution out of the blue. If you wait until the last minute, it will be based on your mindset that particular day. Instead, it should be a planned one.
Carve a plan:
Make a ‘pros’ and ‘cons’ list so that you know what you need to be motivated. Decide how you will deal with cons and include friends or family in your plan so that they don’t indulge you.
Talk about it:
Don’t keep your resolution a secret. Tell friends and family members who will be there to support your resolve to change yourself for the better.
This doesn’t mean that you can eat an entire box of chocolates if your resolution is to follow a better diet. Instead, celebrate your success by treating yourself to something you enjoy that doesn’t contradict your resolution. Keep track of each small success. Short-term goals are easier to keep, and each small accomplishment will help keep you motivated.
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Don’t be hard on yourself:
Obsessing over the occasional slip won’t help you achieve your goal. Do the best you can each day, and take it one day at a time.
Stick to it no matter what:
It takes around 21 days for any new activity to become a habit and six months for it to become part of your personality. So relax, take it easy; it won’t happen overnight, so you must be persistent and patient!
Try until you succeed:
If you run out of steam mid-February, start over again! Recommit yourself for 24 hours. You can do anything for 24 hours. The 24-hour increments will soon build on each other and, before you know it, you will be back on track! So don’t ever stop trying!
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I hope these tips will help you stick to your resolution for 2015. Be motivated and write to us if you want to share your experience!