It’s a tradition on every New Year’s Eve to make a resolution for the new year. Do you remember what your resolution was? It might be a vague memory now. You might have already stopped all together at your resolution you made for this year.
Don’t worry, you are not the only one that puts their new year resolution aside. I am definitely one of those people. However, it is half way through the year and it is time to do a mid-year resolution checkup. How are you doing if you stuck with it? If you haven’t stuck with your resolution so far this year, it’s never too late to get back up and begin.
Here are some secrets to help you get back on track with your New Year’s resolution!
Pinpoint your motivation
If you aren’t able to get motivation to hold on your goal, chances are your primary reason for setting it isn’t compelling enough. Your purpose for your goal needs to be present focused and not to be forgotten with daily stresses of work, school, or anything else.
Prepare for the resistance
Making changes in your life comes with resistance and sometimes you can fall back to old patterns. Understanding what you will do when you try to go back to old habits and sticking with them is key to help you be successful. For example, cutting back on sweets as your New Year’s resolution can be hard when the smell of sweets lingers within the air. Instead of resorting to eating the sweets grab something ahead healthy like a piece of fruit. Coaching yourself by telling yourself you will do the opposite of your old pattern is also helpful. Planning ahead is also key.
Make it a routine
Adding your resolution into your everyday life is important in order for you to be successful at your resolution. Make time during the certain time of the week or day to focus on your goal. It’s also a good idea to reward yourself in a healthy way when you make time for your goal.
Look for the truth
Negativity can fill up in your thoughts when you are trying to achieve your success. Determine what is fact or fiction by recognizing when a negative thought fills your head and leads you into making a bad choice. It will become easier over time to say no to the negative inner voice.
Relying on others to help you get back on track does not always work. Use your own positive words and support yourself to make the decisions to follow through your resolution. Positive affirmations help keep you in the right mindset. Be your own personal coach.
Design your own plan
Not every strategy that someone else uses is going to work for you too. Consider different ways that help and best suit you to be successful.
What are some ways that help you stick to your New Year’s resolution and goals?