Christmas has come and gone which means you may be starting to plan your New Year’s Resolutions! Every year, many of us take some time to think about things we want to improve upon in the year ahead or things we want to make different, however, it’s easy to let these resolutions fall to the wayside when things get hectic. The great news is that there are ways you can set attainable goals this year to set yourself up for success in 2019!
Here are three ways to make sure you reach your New Year’s goals in 2019.
How to Set New Year's Resolutions You Will Stick To
#1 Be Realistic: The number one tip is about being realistic. It’s great to want to make radical changes in the new year but think about realistic ways you can make these radical changes. Maybe it doesn’t have to be overnight, maybe you can set milestones to reach throughout the year. Think about how your New Year’s goals are going to be realistic for your lifestyle so that you are more likely to reach them.
#2 Make it Fun! There’s no sense in making a New Year’s Resolution if it is going to be a tedious task. Try to set goals for yourself you will actually enjoy reaching for. This also means changing your mindset a bit. Instead of thinking about how much more you want to exercise this year, think about a creative and fun way to do that. Maybe it means signing yourself up for some spin or Pilates classes. Make it enjoyable, and you will be much more likely to stick to your resolutions!
#3 Accept That Nothing is Perfect: When it comes to New Year’s Resolutions, don’t be so hard on yourself if things don’t go exactly as you had planned. There may always be an obstacle getting in your way of achieving your New Year’s Resolution. Just acknowledge that it may not be perfect, and that’s ok! Just work as hard as you can, and you would be surprised at what a mindset change can do for your overall ability to reach your goals.
So, there you have it! Three ways to rethink your New Year’s Resolutions. Try to make them a little more realistic, a little more fun, and don’t be so hard on yourself this year. You may be surprised at how much more you accomplish this year with this small yet effective mindset change when it comes to resolutions. Set yourself up for success when going into 2019 to make this your best year yet!