We all know how hard it is to keep up with a New Year's Resolution. Whether it be to eat healthier, lose weight, or spend less time on your phone, it is a proven fact that New Year's Resolutions stop being followed around one month after the New Year. Since February is quickly approaching, it is important to remind yourself that you can, and are able to continue with your resolution. And if you need some help, that's fine! We all need some reassurance from time to time.
1. Create a Schedule- Schedules are important when setting a goal. If you set a goal, i.e., a resolution, but don't have anything written out to help guide you, it may be difficult to achieve your goal. This schedule can be in a calendar or a planner, or anywhere that is easy to find when you need it. Let's say that your resolution is to work out more and to get in shape. Take a calendar and map out the days you want to work out. If you set these dates in stone, you may be more likely to follow through with it.
2. Get Motivation- This motivation can come from friends, family, or even social media. Continuing with the working out resolution, you can get motivation by creating pinterest boards of fit people and neat exercises. You can follow people on Instagram who post a lot about how to continue with working out and tips and tricks that will help you in the long run. Motivation is extremely important--if you don't have any motivation to continue with your resolution, it won't happen.
3. Remind Yourself that You are Only Human- Sometimes when people fall off track, they have no motivation to get back onto their goal. If you fall off of your resolution for a few days or even a week, it's important to remind yourself to not give up after that and that you are only human. Humans are very resilient, and it's important to think about that if you fall off track.
4. Talk about it- If you are having trouble with your resolution, talk to your closest friend or family member about it. Sometimes when we feel alone while doing something, we tend to not be interested in continuing on with it. If you allow yourself to vent, you will be more successful in the long run.
5. Find Someone Else with the same Resolution- If you are able to find someone who has the same resolution as you, and both of you decide to help each other out with it, you will be much more successful.