Hey y’all! It’s Jess again!
I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or any other holiday you may celebrate! Tips for Sticking to your New Year’s Resolution
As everyone rang in the new year, I’m sure many of you thought of all the great things you plan on doing in 2019.
The hardest part isn’t coming up with New Year’s resolutions, it’s sticking to them so I’m here to help you out!
Before we get started let’s take a moment to appreciate the old you. You made it through all of 2018! The old you survived so much this year and you deserve a toast! The old you is amazing!
Give yourself a big ol’ hug for making it through all the good, the bad, and even the ugly.
Still, we are our biggest critics. We always find things we want to change or tweak just a little.
Let me give you some strategies for accomplishing all your goals this year 😉
1. Start small.
The biggest mistake people make is setting goals that are way too big so when they start to falter, they give up.
If you set smaller goals, they are easier to reach and will inspire you to continue to continue to work towards achieving more of your other goals.
Example: want to compete in a marathon this year? Start with getting yourself to run a mile every day and slowly increase to two miles and so on and so forth!
2. Ask for help.
Do you feel yourself slipping and don’t know how to get back on track? Ask for help! We all need a little support when accomplishing our goals.
Example: you wanted to quit smoking but you’ve made it a day and now you’re craving a cigarette bad? Ask for help!
Ask a friend to distract you when you feel this way with a phone call, take a quick walk to get your mind off of it (I know quitting is very difficult but YOU CAN DO IT!) or even rip a cigarette right out of your mouth!
3. Don’t stress too much.
Did you slip? It’s all good. Don’t stress about it. Instead, focus on what you will do differently next time, and continue trying to reach your goals!
Example: your goal was to declutter but you accidentally bought more stuff and now feel like you’re going to live covered in your things?
Don’t stress. You got this.
Find a room to begin in and make sure you take something out every time you bring another thing in.
4. Have an accountability buddy.
This is my favorite one which is why I saved it for last even though it’s slightly similar to “ask for help.”
An accountability buddy is someone who is trying for the same goals as you and can check on you to make sure you are still on track.
Example: you wanted to get in shape but don’t feel like going to the gym? Get a gym buddy who is also trying to get in shape to keep you motivated and drag you to the gym if necessary!
Now go on and accomplish all your goals for 2019!