5 Tips to Achieve your New Year’s Resolution

New year’s resolutions are a pain in the you know where mainly because most of us do not really know how to keep them.  I know, I’m having a hard time keeping them too.  Gladly there are a few tips that I’ve learned which might just help you and me achieve our new year’s resolutions.

Here they are

  1. Keep your list short – too many resolutions tend to defocus you.  Only keep a short list of resolutions and you’re most likely to achieve them.
  2. Start something new – most of our resolutions are based on the “stop” word.  I’ll stop eating too much food, stop smoking or stop watching too much TV.  While it is OK, people tend to fail on the “stop” resolutions.  Instead, try to think of starting something new that will effectively achieve the same goal.  Instead of saying “stop eating too much food”, rephrase it to “start maintaining a healthy diet”.
  3. Don’t cry over spilled milk – many people quit reaching for their new year’s resolutions when they encounter failure.  They think that they could no longer do it, that they don’t have enough will power.  Well, tell you what… WE ALL FAIL and that’s a part of life.  It’s not how much you fail but how much you keep trying that determines your success.
  4. Plan it all out – if you want to lose fat then have a plan.  Put up an exercise schedule, list out your menu, etc.  This will give you guidelines and checklists to monitor your progress.
  5. Write down your progress – a simple diary should do.  Research shows that people who write down their progress have greater success in sticking with it.  Think of it as a “pat on your back” each time you read your progress and a “reminder” each time you read your failures.

Hopefully, these 5 tips will help us all achieve our new year’s resolutions!

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