How to Stick to Your Resolutions


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After 2020, millions resolved that 2021 was going to be better, and they were to make changes to their lives.

Nearly half of us made New Year's resolutions, but less than 10 percent of us are actually keeping them. Whether it's lack of motivation, lack of resources, or you just lose interest, GO EASY ON YOURSELF and remember you can always make a fresh start and figure out ways to finish what you've started.

Whether it was a vow to shed weight, quit drinking and get fit, a resolution to spend more time helping others, take on new challenges and spend more time with loved ones. It is ok, don't discard and attempt to forget your resolution or commitment to yourself.

Here are few reasons people don't stick to their New Year's resolutions, how to keep it from happening this year and how to pick back and accomplish your resolutions.

Going it Alone

Whether it's quitting hookahs, improving your tennis game, or going to the gym more often, don't go it alone. If you are someone who has a higher success rate when you have outside support, then call your girls. Verbalize your goals to others who will support you, and maybe some of them will go on the journey with you.

Start Small

If your goal is to change the world, maybe start with your local community. Make resolutions that you think you can keep. If, for example, your aim is to exercise more frequently, schedule three or four days a week to work out instead of seven. If you would like to eat healthier, try replacing dessert with something else you enjoy, like fruit or yogurt, instead of seeing your diet as a form of punishment.

Giving up too Easily

Whether you get discouraged or simply lose interest, giving up too easily is a big resolution breaker. Many people make their resolutions with a genuine belief that they can accomplish them, but just before February the excitement wears off and other priorities begin to take precedence. To cure this issue, try to set benchmarks throughout the year and track it in a journal. By doing so, you can keep yourself on track throughout the year and use the power of positive reinforcement to keep your momentum going.

Time Management

Sometimes you realize your resolution is a bigger time commitment than you'd originally intended. Instead of trying to accomplish it all in one day, break it up into manageable increments.

No Plan

The best resolutions are those that actually include a plan of action. You may need to create a plan that will help you achieve your goals. Break your end goal down into smaller, weekly goals so you feel like you're working towards something immediate, and make a calendar with something to do every day that will get you closer to your desired result.

Lack of Honesty

Are you truly committed to running a marathon, losing weight, or whatever else you are committing to do? Be honest with yourself. Make resolutions you actually want to achieve because you really want to and are actually going to put a plan of action towards.

Not Believing in Yourself

Sometimes all you need to keep going is a pat on the back—from yourself, always congratulate yourself for your progress. Perfection is unattainable. Remember that minor missteps when reaching your goals are completely normal and OK. Don’t give up completely because you ate a brownie and broke your diet, or skipped the gym for a week because you were busy. Everyone has ups and downs; resolve to recover from your mistakes and get back on track.

Ask for support

Accepting help from those who care about you and will listen strengthens your resilience and ability to manage stress caused by your resolution. If you feel overwhelmed or unable to meet your goals on your own, consider seeking professional help. 

If you’re looking to make a change, then stop worrying about results and start worrying about your identity. Become the type of person who can achieve the things you want to achieve. Build the habit now. The results can come later.

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