With a new year comes new resolutions. Here are 5 tips to help you re-evaluate any resolutions you may have made on January 1st:
- Write down your goals.
When you write down things, they have a better chance of getting done. For example, if you write bread on your shopping list, you probably will get it when at the grocery store.
- Tell everyone.
If you tell people your goals, you are more likely to accomplish them. Have a trusted friend or family member check in with you periodically to see if you are sticking to your resolution. That person can encourage you and help you celebrate your victories. And being accountable to someone, will help you meet your goal.
- Track your progress
Break down your goals into smaller steps or set some deadlines to check in with yourself and see if you need to adjust your goals and to celebrate progress.
- Don’t beat yourself up.
If you haven’t kept to your resolutions, don’t get down on yourself. It takes several attempts to make a habit stick. So if you fall off the workout wagon for a couple of weeks, don’t get discouraged. Instead, just take a deep breath and start again.
- Try, try again
It’s never too late to take a positive step in your life. We use January as a starting point, but if you aren’t ready in January, then find another deadline. Failure isn’t forever; you can start again!