So you rang in the New Year, made your New Year’s Resolutions, and you may have been at it for a week or two—but you can already feel yourself falling a little behind. Making a plan for ways to stick to your resolutions throughout 2017 can cause you to be more likely to keep up with and achieve your goals.
Add a Behavior Instead of Taking Away
A lot of times people will set goals that require them to restrict or take away something they enjoy. Instead, trying adding a new behavior—like adding more vegetables to your diet or taking a walk every afternoon.
Track Your Progress
Instead of using external factors like a scale or a food diary, focus on how much better you feel as you accomplish goals in your resolution.
Find a Support Network
Having friends who are also committed to their resolutions makes a difference, or even just recruiting the help of friends who can keep you on task.
Ultimately, people fail when they feel like they can never reach their goal, so it’s important to have a more realistic approach rather than an ambitious one. Accomplish your goals a little at a time.
It doesn’t have to be hard to stick to your resolutions for the New Year. A little bit of careful planning and revisiting your resolution to see if it’s a good fit goes a long way.
Good luck on your New Year’s Resolution from Haddad Nissan!