How to Set Better New Year’s Resolutions
Looking to set better New Year’s resolutions so that you can stick with them? Follow these easy guidelines:
1. Be realistic: Think about whether the resolution is something that you really can fit into your life.
Ex: If you hate mornings and already struggle with your morning routine, maybe six a.m. is not the best time for you to vow to go running for an hour each morning. Aim to set goals that you can realistically envision fitting into your existing lifestyle.
2. Set concrete goals: Instead of saying, “I’m going to spend less money,” set an actual target, as well as a timeframe for accomplishing your goals.
Ex: Vow to save $1000 over the next 6 months for a summer vacation.
3. Track your progress: Knowing how you’re doing can be a powerful motivator, so be sure to keep tabs on your progress.
Ex: Using an activity monitor like Lumo Back can help you track your daily steps over time as you work toward your resolution to be more active.
4. Hold yourself accountable: Many people find that a bit of extra accountability helps them stick to their resolutions. Consider making your resolutions public to your friends and family for support, or team up with a close friend you trust and hold each other accountable. Committing money to a resolution can also make you more likely to stick with it.
Ex: Shelling out money for 3 months of personal training could help motivate you to stick with your fitness resolution.