By now, we’ve probably all had some trouble keeping up with our new year’s resolutions. At least I know I have. My goal of making my bed every single morning lasted about three weeks before I quit. Hopefully you’ve been better than me and are still going strong, but if you’re struggling to keep up with your resolution, here are some tips that may help.
WRITE IT DOWN
I find the best way to hold myself accountable to do anything is to write it down. Whether it’s cutting back on sugar (a constant struggle for me) or trying to work out more, seeing my goal written down on paper tends to be a huge motivator. If you’re more of a digital person, try downloading an app that can keep track of everything. I personally love the MyFitnessPal app when it comes to tracking food and fitness.
DON’T BE TOO HARD ON YOURSELF
I know whenever I mess up on a resolution, goal, etc. I tend to get frustrated and give up all together. I am living proof that one of the easiest ways to fail at your resolution is by being too hard on yourself. If you happen to skip a workout (or don’t make your bed one day), just tell yourself tomorrow’s a new day and start again then. Nobody’s perfect and it’s impossible to try to be!
FIND A SUPPORT SYSTEM
Let’s say your goal is to workout five days a week. Having someone that will push you to work out on the days when you really don’t want to is key to being successful. What’s even better? Finding someone with the same goal as you so that you can both hold each other accountable.
As humans, we like to be rewarded for our successes. This can go a long way when it comes to keeping your resolution. Whether you treat yourself with something sweet or a day at the spa, knowing that you’re working toward something rewarding can be a big motivation.
I hope you find this post helpful in keeping your goals! Just know you’re definitely not the only one struggling to keep it going. But by incorporating some of the tips above, you will be much more motivated to stick with your resolution.
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