Sticking With Your New Year’s Resolutions
New Year’s resolutions are a timeless tradition. We all know how easy it is to make a resolution. It’s sticking with it that separates the change makers from everyone else. If you’re still keeping up with your New Year’s resolutions at this point, then the rest of the year looks pretty promising for you. However, if you feel you’ve fallen short or haven’t been able to keep up with your resolutions this far in, don’t despair. There’s still hope.
The reason those who are still implementing their resolutions are likely to be able to do so for the rest of the year is because of the 30 day rule. Experts often say that if you can practice a habit for 30 days, it usually gets easier after that. While this is a general rule and there are of course exceptions, it’s a useful timeline to gauge how successful you’ve been.
- Take it day by day – it’s easy to get overwhelmed with the idea of trying to change an old habit and maintain a new one for an entire year. Instead of focusing on the long road ahead, just take it one day at a time.
- Assess your resources – you aren’t alone. It’s ok to ask for help with your resolution. The buddy system is a great resource. This allows you to find a buddy–perhaps a loved one or colleague–who can offer encouragement.
- Be honest with yourself – don’t set yourself up for failure. Make sure your resolution is realistic and doable. You deserve a chance to succeed. Give yourself that.
- Decide between stages of change or cold turkey – whichever way you choose to change your habit, stick with it. If you want to start small and gradually take on more change throughout the year, set a schedule and plan.
- Don’t give up – if you fail, try again.
- Set clear goals – If you are planning to lose weight, your resolution should not be losing weight. Instead, it should be to lose a certain number of pounds by a specific date.
- Measure your progress – Dedicate time to determine that you have reached your goals.
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