New Year’s Resolutions are notorious for defeating your determination and ushering in insane levels of procrastination before you realize you’ve missed several days at the gym. The hardest part is really sticking to your New Year’s Resolutions until the last day of the year. People who manage to do it are the real heroes that the internet needs to know about as a way of drawing inspiration for others and to know how to trick your mind into not wavering. Below are five unique tips that are sure to help anyone stay committed to their New Year’s Resolutions.
- What do you really want? Common New Year’s Resolutions like losing weight or saving up money don’t work for all because they’re not in alignment with the person’s true desires. Choose your resolutions wisely by tapping into your heart’s true desires. You will find that doing something interesting is much easier than beating yourself to do something that doesn’t appeal to you. If you’d like to lose some weight or build muscle but have never been a gym rat, try a new sport like rock climbing or swimming instead. That way you can try a new activity and meet your goal.
- The Power of your will. No bag of tricks will make your New Year’s Resolution come to fruition other than a strong will to help you achieve your goals. Willpower rises only with unshakable determination, and by disciplining yourself and your habits. So make this year truly yours by utilizing the power of your will and watch how your toughest resolutions become a reality.
- Love and forgive yourself. Have you been unsuccessful in sticking to a new year’s resolution in the past? Even if you come with a legacy of failed resolutions, accept and forgive yourself every time you’ve succumbed to temptation. The reason why most people can’t get past the first few weeks or months is because the guilt from past failed resolutions strike back making it difficult to stick to goals.
- The 3-Day Goal Tracker. A simple yet effective trick to ensure you don’t lose your resolutions as the year progresses is to stop every three days to check if you’ve abandoned your goal or you’re still on track. If you haven’t been working on your resolution, it’s still not too late. Go back to where you were and start again. Most people are so bummed by the guilt of missing a single day of working towards their resolution that they give it up as a bad job within the first few weeks of the new year.
- Set just a few resolutions per year. It sure is tempting to aim for 10 different things when you see a brand-new year ahead of you, especially when other people set such high standards. But the wisest person knows that having just a few resolutions for the year doubles your chances of fulfilling it instead of having multiple resolutions to worry about. Choose one to three powerful resolutions that will bring great change and progress in your life among many trivial ones.