It's already close to the end of January, the first month of the year! Everyone makes several New Year's Resolution each year, but very few manage to stick to them throughout without giving up in the middle. That's why it is essential to keep a realistic set of goals that you can follow through. Giving yourself time to develop or adjust to a new habit is important when vowing to keep a resolution even when it gets hard to keep up. By following these 6 ways, you can ensure yourself to keep your New Year's Resolution.
Set Realistic Goals
It is important to keep measurable, realistic goals in order to complete them without giving up in the middle. For instance, if you've repeatedly vowed to eat healthy with the start of New Year and haven't been able to incorporate that habit in your life. Then, instead of thinking about it, start adding small measurable healthy eating habits in your diet. For example, adding small portions of fruits to your diet, replacing enriched grains with whole grains, cutting out white sugar, and such.
Begin with Small Steps
Dividing the goals into small, manageable steps can help you achieve them easily instead of setting impossible goals and failing before you start. By writing down a list of what you can to achieve can be useful in the long run. It will act as a reminder as to why you started when you have little inspiration at times. These small steps can include waking up an hour earlier, reading a newspaper, walking more, and such.
Make time for your goals
Life can get quite busy, and making time out for yourself can seem impossible. That is why it is important to take time out to fulfill your goals. For instance, if your New Year's resolution was to exercise more, then you can adopt that habit in your life by setting a time for running every morning or workout at home using various fitness apps and track your progress.
Take Time to Adjust
Incorporating a new habit can prove to be difficult. For instance, if reading more books was one of your New Year's resolutions, and you find little time to sit down and read. Then, downloading Audible on your phone can help you listen to over as many books as you like while you're traveling, cooking, studying, etc. Give yourself time to adjust.
Avoiding Past Mistakes
Avoiding past mistakes is integral as it happens due to setting unrealistic goals. For instance, if you want to lose weight, set a realistic goal, and encourage yourself to adapt slowly to the new diet, instead of obsessively following a diet that can be difficult to follow and avoid doing what you did in the past.
After taking small steps to achieve your goals, don't forget to reward yourself! It will not only encourage you to do better but also give a feeling of accomplishment.
Even if you struggle to stick to one goal for a long time, it is important to remind yourself why you started. These are the six ways that can help you keep track of your resolutions.