Are you struggling to stay away from sweets and booze but managing perfectly fine to stay away from the gym? We recently read that only 8% of people manage to keep their resolutions, so here’s our top tips on how to keep your resolutions and make 2015 the year you complete them!
1. Make them realistic
An unrealistic goal will set you up for a fall! Don’t resolve to NEVER eat your favourite guilty pleasure ever ever again, instead, set a goal that is realistic – such as avoiding said guilty pleasure more often – everything is OK in small doses, right?
2. Have a plan
Have a back up plan on what to do when temptation comes knocking, because unless your in the minor 8% that see this through – your gonna have some temptations! Practice positive thinking or have a visual reminder of how your resolution breaking will effect your goal!
3. Pros vs Cons
It might help you stick to your resolutions if you see a list of items. Develop this list and keep it with you – type it up on your phone, screenshot it and make it your background if you must! Just remind yourself why your doing this, and what will happen when you don’t…
4. Tell people about it
Best case scenario is someone has the same goals, and you can motivate each other.
5. Reward Yourself
We don’t mean reward yourself with a cake if you’ve managed to eat healthy for the week. Instead, reward yourself with something that you enjoy but doesn’t contradict your resolution! (We know the perfect independent clothing range to reward yourself with too ;))
6. Track Progress
Keep track of your success, short-term goals are easier to keep and seeing yourself progress will keep you motivated! Tie this in with point 5, and give yourself a small reward for each small goal you reach! This will give you something to work for too.
7. Stick to It
Most resolutions can’t be completed over night and experts say it takes 21 days for a new activity to become habit, and 6 months for it to become part of your personality – so be persistent and don’t be hard on yourself if you slip.
Don’t give up if you do slip, start over again and reconsider your steps to achieving your goals!
Good luck and here’s to 2015!