We’re just over half way through January. If you’ve made resolutions for 2019 and feel that you’ve already failed, we have simple tips & tricks to help get back on track.
Set Short Term Goals
It’s often difficult to stick to your resolutions if they are long-term goals that will take a while to achieve, as you may lose focus. The best thing to do is to break down your long-term goals into smaller goals, which you can achieve bit-by-bit to reach the long-term one. Additionally, make sure to only work on one goal at a time. Attempting to change too many behaviours at once can be tricky.
Write Them Down
Committing your goals to pen and paper will help you to visualise them and keep them in your mind. Additionally, tell other people about your goals. Letting other people know your goals and resolutions serves a couple of purposes: First, it allows friends and family to give you support in reaching your objective. Second, the knowledge that other people are aware of your goals hold you accountable for your behaviour.
Continue Assessing & Re-evaluating Your Resolutions
One of the biggest reasons people give up on their resolutions is because they might hit a wall or realise it isn’t working. Introducing a new behaviour into your life is not easy. You may have set-backs and this is perfectly okay. In this instance, be kind to yourself and be open to the idea of re-evaluating and making changes to your resolution.