6 tips to help keep your new year’s resolutions
Happy Friday everyone, the last Friday in January! We hope you managed to have a jolly January rather than getting struck down by the January blues?
Come on then, hands up who has broken their new year’s resolutions already? ...Yes we have our hands up too but #dontsweatit, it’s normal to have a slip up! Here are our top 6 ways to get back on track.
One day at a time
Here is our first and most important step to get you on the way to achieving your new year’s resolutions; start again…mind blown? We thought not!
If you have slipped up on your resolutions, #dontsweatit, just commit 24 hours to starting again. Once you have succeeded 24 hours you know you can do it for 48 hours, a week, a month, a year…. You will be unstoppable!
Make a list
Sometimes there’s nothing better than a good old fashioned “pros” and “cons” list to help you realise what is really important to you. If your pro list is as long as your arm and the only thing on your con list is “But I love cookies”, then you know what to do!
Make sure you tell everyone what your new year’s resolution is. Tell your best friend, your family, even tell Betty from next door! You may need their support and encouragement along the way. You never know, you could find a resolution buddy and together you are twice as likely to succeed.
As well as your final goal, make sure you set yourself short-term, achievable benchmarks and don’t forget to celebrate small victories! Keep your pro list close so you can remind yourself why you are doing it.
Give yourself a break
So you drank 5 coffees in a row when you are meant to be lowering your caffeine intake? #dontsweatit, just take a leaf out of Taylor Swift’s book, “shake it off” and start the next day a fresh.
Stick it out!
We hate to be the one to tell you but behavioural change won’t happen overnight. It takes 21 days for a new activity to become a habit and six months (yes half a year!) to become part of your personality, so be patient you will get there.
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30th January 2014
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