The New Year brings us a sense of new beginnings and positivity. With this fresh spirit and heightened excitement, we make a pact with ourselves, known as our New Year's Resolutions. We all have grand plans, big goals, and heights to reach. While some of us want to smash health and fitness goals, others may want to find a passion and work harder to achieve new success. This year your life can be filled with different and exciting promises for forming new habits, routines, and mindsets. The prospect of altering your life for the better is on the table. However, the hard part is to stick to your resolutions and goals for the entire year. Unfortunately, many of us have witnessed ourselves resorting to old habits sooner than we thought.
This New Year, you can focus on how to stick to your goals before you crack on!
These are our top ten tips for achieving your goals:
While setting up resolutions and following them gives structure to your year and personal growth, understanding that you are human and liable to make mistakes is integral to the process. Sometimes we also need to remember to practise self-care in achieving goals and working hard. Just remember to take 30 minutes to an hour per day to enjoy and relax. Kick back with your favourite book, enjoy a warm bath, spend time with family or reconnect with nature and yourself. This time must be yours and could entail any activity you love to do. Give yourself breaks to keep up your energy levels high.
Strive to be consistent with your resolutions but try not to take every little deviation to heart. For example, if you eat out today, get back on track tomorrow or the day after instead of starving and skipping meals to compensate. Generating a negative image about eating out, reflecting on your daily exercise, and taking rest can frustrate you in the long run. None of us is perfect and cannot be so. Therefore, giving yourself space to breathe is necessary for any journey.
Always remember that your resolutions do not define who you are. New year Resolutions are a gentle framework for the year. While they aid your personal growth, they are not necessarily the determiners of your personality. Open your mind to change and grow differently than sticking to your resolutions. Moreover, changing your goals according to different needs and situations is a part of the process. Give yourself time and space to do what suits you the best in any case.
Whatever may come, remind yourself to focus on how you feel before anything else!