Jan 03, 2019

How to keep your New Year’s Resolutions this 2019


New Year's Resolutions is something that many people come up with and often don't follow up on! To the extent that, when people say ‘new year, new me’, it's simply passed off as a joke.


It's hard to keep track of resolutions and follow up on them, primarily because people want to get rid of bad habits in one go, rather than understanding that it's a long-term, slow and sustainable process.


365 days is a lot of time in which you can change whichever aspect of your life you are unhappy with. As every year flies by, seemingly each faster than the last, many rush to force fast changes in their lives. It doesn’t work that way, unfortunately. Though more than half of all resolutions fail, that doesn't mean that yours has to fall under this category. You don't have to be the person who joins a gym and quits after a month.


You can achieve your resolutions, and all you need is discipline. Here's how to make that happen:




Keep it simple and realistic:

A major mistake that a lot of people make when it comes to their New Year's resolutions is that they're often too ambitious for their own good. It's important to set boundaries and understand what’s realistic for you. It's also important to know what you're capable of. If you’ve been a couch potato for the past 20 years, don’t resolve to run 10 miles a day starting January 1! It's great to have ambitious goals, however start with baby steps. We often feel like we need to transform immediately, but this simply isn't true. It's not a race, and slow progress is still progress.



Set reminders to keep yourself in check:

Consistency is key. We tend to act once, twice, three times, and then forget to keep up the good work the fourth day! Set alarm reminders to keep yourself on track. Some people also like to prepare handwritten notes, as reminders or as inspiration, though others prefer to set a motivational note as their phone wallpaper as that’s accessible all the time! Whatever your preference, constantly remind yourself of your goals and why you set them in the first place. Avoid complacency and keep your goals constantly in mind.


Have a partner to complete your resolutions with:

Whether it's a friend, partner, colleague or family member, having someone walk the same path can be automatically motivating. If you share the same goals, then it makes it even easier! It’s still possible even if you have different resolutions, though, as you can constantly communicate and share progress. Only good can come from working with a friend!



Stay strong and motivated:

This is undoubtedly the hardest part of keeping your New Year's Resolutions. It's very easy to shrug off your resolutions and postpone them to the next year. However, resilience in keeping your resolutions has the best payoff: self-respect and pride. 



We often put an unreasonable amount of weight on New Year's resolutions. Ignore the pressure and take the inspiration. If you're willing to improve and change all the aspects of your life which you feel are negative, then more power to you! (And all that said and done, always appreciate yourself despite the flaws.) Change is essential in every aspect of life and growth and evolution as a person is the right way to go. We wish you a very happy New Year!


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