Are you determined to stick with your New Year’s resolutions this year? When it comes to keeping resolutions, a whopping 56% of the people that make them are unsuccessful within 6 months. The good news is, there are a few tips that can help you make this the year you finally stick with the changes you want to make in the coming year.
Make Sure It’s Something You Want
While this seems like a no brainer, many people just recycle the most common resolutions, like eating better, saving money, or exercising right every year. The more interested you are in the goals you set, the more likely you are to stick with them. If you can’t get excited about your resolution, it will be that much easier to just forget about it within just a few weeks.
Break It Down
Another secret to keeping resolutions is to break them down into measurable chunks. For example, if you want to drop 50 pounds in the coming year, you’ll need to lose around 4.2 pounds per month. When you consider that healthy weight loss is losing one to two pounds per week, you can see how much more manageable these smaller chunks will be to achieve. Trying to quit smoking? Make your goal to smoke two less cigarettes each day, and you will be well on your way within just a few weeks.
Designate a Check In
Once you know what your resolution is, enlist a trustworthy friend to be your check in to keep you on track. He or she will need to confer with you every week or so to see whether you are sticking with your goals.
Keeping resolutions is much easier when you have a game plan in place. These tips will help this be the year that you succeed.