Aaah, the new year is almost here. Time for starting over, beginning fresh, trying new things, making ridiculous promises to yourself that you really think you can handle, all that good stuff.
The following is a list of things that might be hindering you when trying to stick to a New Year’s Resolution. I know, I know, this year will be different, right? You’re going to stick to your convictions, right? Totally… like, right after I have this piece of cake.
Yea guy. You know you can be pretty lazy. It’s way easier to do nothing than to do something, I get it. Buuuuut, if you really want to get some shit done this year you’re going to have to fight off that lazy bug that lives in your brain.
Don’t bite off more than you can chew. If you really want to succeed in hitting your goals then don’t go overboard with too many resolutions. A big reason why people don’t follow through is because they put too much on their plate (ok I’ll stop with the food puns, sorry). Keep your resolution to just a few things and you will have a higher success rate.
3. No Motivation
So why did you pick this resolution? What is your motivation to get it done? Maybe you want to lose 10 pounds, maybe you want to give up smoking, maybe you want to make the worlds biggest rubber band ball; whatever it is, get motivated and remind yourself why you made your resolution. How is it going to make your life better? Just keep telling yourself not to quit and have confidence in yourself to make it all the way through, because you can do it! If you have to buy a silly motivational cat poster be my guest.
4. Not Setting Goal Dates
If you really truly want to get your resolution on, you MUST set goals for yourself. This is really important, I have noticed that if I don’t set aside time for myself to do a blog post, or write my newsletter that it will never get done. This requires you to actually write things in your calendar and be a self-starter. Every week have something written in your calendar of the next step you need to do in order to meet your next goal. This way you have much more support for yourself and you feel more accomplished every time you get something done.
Don’t make your resolution something totally impossible that you really don’t think you can do. If you make your goals something that is too far out of reach for yourself then you really won’t make it. If you have to, start very small, then once you reach that checkpoint, make another one that’s a little harder, and slowly add on until you can tackle the big one.
If you want to take your resolution seriously then use this blog as your guide to make your dream a reality. Happy New Year!