It’s never too late to have a fresh perspective and some new resolutions or goals. According to many sources, the top resolutions people make are: losing weight, eating healthier, getting fit, quitting smoking, spending more time with the family, getting a better job, saving more money and traveling…all great goals!
Now here are 7 tips for keeping your 2015 resolutions…
1. Be realistic.
Maybe you can’t achieve all of your goals at one time. Have you ever heard this? “The easiest way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time.” So, whatever you’re tackling this year, take it slow, chunk it down. For example, instead of saying I’m going to lose X amount of weight by such and such date, resolve to eat healthier, have portion control, and move your body for 30 minutes a day.
2. Put it in writing.
Some people say, “a goal not written down is just a wish.” So put it in writing. Hang your words up where you can see them and be moved by them every day. Who cares if there are sticky notes all over the bathroom mirror, you’re keeping yourself motivated here.
3. Make a plan.
Do more than write the end goal, created a tangible map for your journey. How are you going to get from point A to point B?
4. Enroll people.
Get the support of the people in your life who care about you and want to see you reach this goal. Enroll their support by telling them about your plans, you can do this both offline and through social media online.
5. Find Resources to support you.
You’ve got the world at your fingertips and whether you are losing weight, quitting smoking, going to school, or saving money there is probably an App for that.
6. Chart your progress.
There is no growth without measurement, so measure! Create a visual system that will help you to chart your progress and keep you on track towards your goals.
7. Don’t give up.
It’s not over til it’s over. If there are roadblocks, and there will be, you just figure out a way around them. Don’t let anything keep you from your goals this year.
Keeping your resolutions can help you to feel happier and more fulfilled. Be tenacious and stick to your plans. Then next year, you can look back with a sense of accomplishment.