It’s not even the end of January and you have already broken all of your resolutions you made for the new year. You even vowed not to get any more bad tattoos and yet you spent money on a Deadpool tattoo on your leg. Next year, you really need to resolve to make better decisions. At least your Fort Collins spa can get that tattoo removed.
If you are like most, you find it hard to follow through with your New Year’s resolutions. Following through on resolutions is a daunting task, so you need every bit of help as you can find. So let’s start with this list of tips that will help you reach your goals.
Write It Down
Seeing those resolutions in ink on a piece of paper can have a tremendous effect on your willingness to make a commitment. You can even keep your list of resolutions on your computer or on your smartphone it will serve as a concrete reminder what you have promised yourself.
Tell a family member or a good friend the resolutions you have made for the new year. By confiding in someone else, you will likely feel more obligated to seeing your goal through to the end. It serves as a great motivational tool. Plus, the person who is aware of your goals can help you through the tough times, the times when you want to quit.
Even when you hit small goals or milestones on your way to achieving your goals, take the time to give yourself little rewards. This doesn’t mean you splurge on a Hot Fudge Brownie Delight from DQ when you discover you lost two pounds, think small.
Asking for support from family or friends is a good way to help you down the straight and narrow. But if even they are having a difficult time keeping you on track, there is no shame in seeking professional help. A therapist can help you change your unhealthy ways and address your emotional issues as well.
Have a Plan
Don’t just resolve to lose weight and leave it at that. First, be more specific about the amount of weight you want to lose. You can resolve to lose a certain amount of weight overall or you can resolve to lose X amount of pounds every month until you reach your goal. Either way, it gives you something concrete to reach for.
When you have set your goal, think about just how you plan on reaching it. You might consider doing so many minutes of exercises a day, eating fewer calories a day or a combination of both. The bottom lone is that you need a clear-cut way of achieving your goals.
Don’t Do It All At Once
There are just so many ways you want to better yourself; you want to lose weight, quit smoking and curtail your alcohol consumption. But here is the thing: You don’t want to do it all at once. Pick one flaw you wish to erase from your life and focus on that.