The inner bastard usually has us firmly in its grip. To ensure that your New Year’s resolution doesn’t leave you with a guilty conscience, here are some tips to help you put your resolution into practice now.
Limit yourself to a few important resolutions. If you focus on too many plans at once, you will put yourself under too much stress and will hardly be able to follow through on all the points in a disciplined manner. Therefore, the list of good intentions should not be too long; it is better to concentrate on one or two points to enjoy success.
* Your resolutions should be achievable. An unattainable goal can be frustrating. So, consider carefully whether your resolution is achievable as you have formulated it.
* Start small. Start with small, feasible steps instead of changing everything all at once. This makes it easier to implement and progress.
* Stick to habits. Link your resolutions to existing habits. For example, you could combine jogging with your daily morning ritual.
* Track your progress. Record your progress in a diary, an app, or another way. This will give you an overview of your successes.
* Think about specific resolutions and formulate them. Write them down using the SMART formula: the more specific the resolutions, the more likely you are to achieve them.
* Have a plan B ready for each goal. If obstacles or delays arise, it is important to have an alternative ready. Is a time-consuming project at work preventing you from going to the gym twice a week? Then, get an exercise bike for your living room!
* Find fellow exercisers in your community. If you have other people pursuing a goal with you, you will see your motivation increase. Or turn your New Year’s resolution into a bit of competition—no one will want to give up just like that.
* Make a written plan. Write down your resolutions and develop concrete steps to implement them. A written plan makes you more committed.
* Reward yourself. Set rewards for milestones on the way to your goal. This can keep your motivation high.
This post has already been read 3138 times!