In 2013, Forbes completed a study which found that only 8% of people achieved their New Years Resolutions in the prior year. Things don’t always work out as planned, and goals can be easily tainted by a busy schedule, stressful situations, and everything else in between. Over the past two years, however, I have found that while keeping up with your New Years resolutions can be challenging, it can be done. Whether you are aiming for six days a week at the gym, better mental health, more time to yourself, or increasing your work ethic, here are my top tricks to keeping up with your goal for 2019!
Shoot for a goal that will make you a better version of yourself
Sometimes, the most challenging part of a New Year’s Resolution is finding the resolution itself. Over the past two years, I have found my resolutions by reflecting on myself and thinking about how I could become a better version of me. By doing this, I allowed myself to see where I can grow spiritually and emotionally, and it has led me to some pretty incredible improvements.
Challenge yourself, but aim for the attainable
When I first began trying to accomplish yearly goals, I failed miserably. This wasn’t because I wasn’t trying, but because I simply created unattainable goals. Don’t go into the New Year trying to “lose 20 pounds” or “make x amount of money,” but go into the New Year with goals like “eating clean foods” or “working to your best ability.” By doing this, your goal(s) are attainable and will pay off in a healthy way!
Create a list of reasons why you want to follow through with your New Years resolution
This point has been my key to successful resolutions. After deciding what you want from the New Year, make a list of reasons why you want to accomplish this goal. When you find yourself struggling to maintain your resolution throughout the year, look at your list and remind yourself of the reasons you want to follow through!
Find an accountability partner
Having an accountability partner is so helpful throughout this process! Find a friend who has created their own resolution and keep up with each other throughout the year to make sure that you both are following your goals!
Carry your goal into the New Year
Turn your goal into a lifestyle! For example, my goals for 2017 became such a healthy habit in my life that I continue to follow them! Again, your goal should make you a better version of yourself!
Although your resolution may be simple, it can make a huge difference if you stay motivated! I wish you all a fantastic year, and I KNOW you can follow through with your yearly goal and beyond!