Happy New Year to everybody!!! Another year is ending and we’re so motivated, because thanks to that, many of us are gathering up our willpower to achieve a set of New Year’s Resolutions. However, according to statistics, almost half of the people will give up on their goals within six months, so probably by February 1st, you may already have blown it.
For this reason, we share with you 5 tips to keep going on in order to achieve succesfully your resolutions and avoid being part of the 50% of the people.
1.Keep your resolutions simple, specific, and realistic
Most of the times people find themselves trying to improve their entire lifestyle at the beginning of the year, however, this can be really disapointing if you don’t set realistic goals. The best approach is to focus on short-term goals on your way to a big achievement. For example, if you want to lose weight set concrete dates on which you aim to lose a precise number of pounds to shed.
2.Plan a time-frame and make notes
A time-frame is vital to measure your success because it will allow you to see how you’re progressing. Buy a calendar or a diary in which you can write down your plan actions for the coming weeks or months. Remember to add your motivations. They can be inspirational quotes or even magazine clippings which represent what you want to achieve, anything that reminds you why you’re doing it.
3.Substitute good behaviors for bad
You will need more than willpower to achieve your goals. it’s better if you substitute the bad behavior with a healthy one. According to the book “The power of habit” of Charles Duhigg, you can’t eliminate a habit but you can change it. For example, if you want to save money, first of all, you need to identify what you spend more money on and why you do it . It may be because when you’re so stressed so you get relaxed by going shopping. Then, since you already know the cause, instead of going shopping you can go for a walk or do something else that helps you to relax.
It’s really important to keep you motivated by giving yourself rewards or treats because you’re doing a great job. However, don’t fall into the trap of putting your goal in danger. For example, if you wish to travel to a different country and you’ve been saving money, don’t reward yourself by going shopping and spend too much money.
5.Track your progress
Last but not least, you must track how you’re doing it. Check your notes and your time-frame in order to see how much you’ve progressed if you achieved your short-term goals in time or what else you need to improve.
Now that you have read these tips, you have the magic recipe to improve your life this new year. Feeling good and satisfied with yourself is worth time and effort, Good Luck!