Whether we want to admit it or not we all make New Year’s resolutions. There’s something about the new year that makes us want to better ourselves, our lifestyles, and our attitudes about life. But the hardest part of making New Year’s resolutions is sticking to them after the first few days or weeks of trying.
Here are a few ways you can stick to your New Year’s resolutions for the long run:
Set Realistic Goals
It may not be possible for you to fully cut out coffee from your life if you’re a coffee enthusiast like me, but cutting down on the amount of coffee you drink is a more realistic place to start. Try to set realistic goals for yourself as they are more likely to lead you to success.
If your New Year’s resolution is to head back to the gym, don’t force yourself to commit to long workouts right away. Gradually, get into it by starting small at a pace you can handle.
Don’t Stop Trying
No one said New Year’s resolutions were going to be a walk in the park. Get prepared to fail and fail again. The most important thing to remember is to not stop trying after you fail. Make failure apart of the process and learn to embrace it!
It’s never a bad idea to get help from your family, friends, and professionals to help you reach your goals. If you’re trying to cut down on sweets for instance, let your friends and family know so they won’t tempt you with their freshly baked desserts. If you’re in need of some more guided direction, seek professional help.
Motivate Yourself with Small Celebrations
Every step that brings you closer towards reaching your goal is worth celebrating. Whether you choose to celebrate by watching the next episode of your favourite TV show or taking a bubble bath, you deserve it and it’s a great motivation!
This year will be a great year for setting goals and reaching them. We can’t wait to hear all about your successes!
Happy New Year’s,
Alison Gordon Studio