If you’re like the majority of the world, chances are that you had struggle sticking with your New Year’s Resolution. Perhaps you got to busy, maybe you were unmotivated, or you bit off more than you can choose. Luckily, there is still time to get back on track. Here are four healthy ways that you can pick up where you left off with your New Year’s Resolution.
Vow to Start Now
Starting right now, you need to make a vow that you’re going to get started and not quit. Say it out loud. Tell it to your friends. Make it official. Once you tell yourself that you’re determined to make it happen, you’ll be more likely to succeed. Create a mantra in which every morning you tell yourself that today is the day that you’ll get one step closer to nailing your New Year’s resolution.
Make a Plan, Schedule
After you decide you’re going to start today, you need to create a plan. Take out a calendar and notebook and break up how much time you’re going to devote to your goal. If your New Year’s Resolution was to lose weight, create a workout schedule. If your New Year’s resolution was to clean your home from top to bottom, write on a calendar which day you’ll clean which room. If you’re budgeting, plan ahead with envelopes. Having something written down will help you stay on track and complete your goal in no time.
Motivate Yourself Each and Every Day
The tricky part in all of this is staying motivated. In order to return to your New Year’s resolution, you’ll need to get motivated and stay motivated. Create sticker charts that you can put up in your home and office. It’s okay to treat yourself when you take a step towards your goal. These are all small and healthy ways that will help you stay on track.
Rely on Family and Friends for Support
Sometimes we all need help achieving our goals. That’s where your friends and family come in. Tell them what you’re doing. They can help you to stay on track. If you’re trying to eat healthy, remind them not to tempt you to eat out at a restaurant. If you’re trying to create a budget, ask your family for help sticking to it. Ask your coworkers to get together to walk. Working out is more fun with a group. Sometimes when multiple people get together with the same resolution in mind, great results can happen.
Don’t Beat Yourself Up
No matter how far you are when it comes to completing your resolution, don’t beat yourself up. Having slipups is a normal part of human nature. Not finishing your goals by the middle of the year is also normal. As long as you’re taking steps towards where you want to be, you’re making progress. New Year’s resolutions aren’t meant to happen overnight. They take time, dedication, and willpower. If you follow these healthy tips and remind yourself of your goals daily, you’ll get there.