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Thursday, 5 January 2017

How to keep your New Years Resolutions

Hi, Everyone!
 
 It's the 5th day of a new year and a lot of us are still very motivated to keep our resolutions, but what happens when the novelty wears off and life gets in the way?

I've come up with a list of ideas to try and help us keep our New Years Resolutions:

Don't break the Bank:

A lot of resolutions do require some sort of funding, for example, joining the gym. But try not to spend a fortune on it, assuming that because you've invested a lot, you'll stick to it! Try a test run for a few months, see if it's something you actually like and can realistically see yourself sticking to it, if it is, you can invest more money as you go along.

Check in with your resolution:

If it's something you're serious about like losing weight, keep a notebook dedicated to your resolution. Check in every 3 months (or however often you like) and set yourself goals for the next 3 months. If you break up the year like that it keeps it more manageable and less daunting. It also keeps you up to date with how well you are doing and what you could maybe do better.
 
Pressure:
 
Don't put too much pressure on yourself. I spoke about this during Blogmas when I wrote about my own resolutions HERE. By putting pressure on yourself, you're not going to enjoy the change you've made and the challenge of doing it. Plus you're more likely to fail if your putting an unhealthy amount of pressure on yourself. Don't get me wrong, being motivated and determined is great, but being unkind to yourself isn't going to help you in the long run. On the same note, don't accept pressure from other people that know about your resolution/s either.
 

 
 The more the merrier!:
 
Sometimes we are more likely to succeed if we have a support group of people aiming towards the same goal. If you have friends, family or co-workers who you know have made the same resolution, perhaps you could join forces and do it together. It helps to have someone to talk too and you can motivate each other. Don't forget there are also online forums and Twitter chats too!
 
It's never too late:
 
If you fail 20 times this year don't despair! Just learn from it and start again. Just because you fail doesn't mean you have to wait until next year to restart! Likewise, if you want to set a resolution in June, DO IT, just because it's not January doesn't mean you can't have a resolution. Basically, it's never too late for a fresh start or bettering yourself.  
 
 Also, I wanted to say, if you realise your resolution isn't something you want to do anymore or feel that at this stage in your life you are unable to achieve it, stop! There is no shame in failing something. Don't worry about what other people will say, who cares?!
 
What are your New Years Resolutions?
 
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2 comments:

  1. Really nice tips!!;) Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you for reading and commenting! Happy New Year! xxx

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