It’s almost one month into 2014, how are you doing with your New Year’s Resolution? The year started with hopeful outlooks, determined missions, and promises to eat better, stop smoking, or get more sleep. What’s your status update?
If you’ve fallen off the wagon (or haven’t started yet), it’s not too late! Here are three tips to keep your motivation up and your New Year’s Resolutions going all year.
1. Set a schedule
Getting into a routine sounds easier than it is. Make a point to set a specific time each day to work on your resolution. By making your resolution part of your daily routine, or omitting what you want to stop from your daily routine, it becomes part of your day. When you skip a day, it will feel out of place. Another part of your schedule is thinking in the long-term. Create small goals on the way to meeting your bigger goal to feel accomplishments throughout the year.
It’s a few weeks into the New Year and by now, you may be feeling discouraged about your resolution. Maybe you haven’t started your resolution yet or maybe you’re realizing how challenging it will be. Regardless, don’t let it get you down. Start by analyzing your resolution and making realistic adjustments if needed. Setbacks are going to happen, but remember that they are part of the process.
3. Get additional help
Life is better with a buddy. Pick a friend, co-worker, family member or join a support group to amp up your resolutions. For example, if your resolution is to get more sleep, encourage your partner to go to sleep with you at the same time. Getting on schedule together will help you meet your goal.
Remember to stick with it and soon you’ll be meeting your goals. What advice do you have to continue with a New Year’s Resolution?
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