Typically, people make New Year’s Resolutions that are hard to keep, which causes them to fail or give up only a couple months into the year. To help you set goals that you can stick to, I’ve provided some simple tips you can use when making your New Year’s Resolution.
Making New Year’s Resolutions That Stick
1. Hire a personal trainer. Every January, I see tons of people getting back into the gym all over Scottsdale, AZ only to give up once February or March hits. If you are truly serious about making fitness a major part of your life in the New Year, hiring a personal trainer is a great way to stay accountable and receive expert-based guidance so you can successfully meet your fitness goals.
2. Channel your inner willpower. If you want to set resolutions that stick, you will need to understand that when the New Year is here, you will need some strong willpower. Because of the prevalent social scene in Scottsdale, AZ, living a healthy lifestyle can be challenging, but it’s important to channel your inner willpower to make smarter decisions. There is no shortage of healthy restaurants or activities to do in the Scottsdale area, so make sure to choose ones that are in line with the healthy lifestyle you aspire to have in 2016.
3. Take small steps. Rather than trying to make large, overwhelming life changes for your New Year’s Resolutions, start small and make goals you know you can complete. If you are looking to lose weight and exercise more often, start with small steps of “I will go to the gym three times per week” or “I will exercise 30 minutes every day, no excuses.”
4. Seek support for your resolutions. Seeking support for your resolutions means you have those closest to you keeping you accountable. Round up some of your friends and create a workout buddy system or seek support from coworkers so you can stay accountable at company get togethers where food and alcohol is involved. Find fun, creative ways to recruit others to help you meet your goals!
5. Write down your goals. Some studies suggest that writing your goals and resolutions down can increase the probability that you will accomplish them. Writing your resolutions down means you should be extremely detailed and as explanatory as possible since typically, the goals that have very distinct direction are the easiest to meet.
6. Run with your momentum. Momentum is what will keep you going. When you feel excited or proud about accomplishing a goal or overcoming a plateau, use that positive energy and use it to keep going.