It’s hard to keep resolutions.
So many temptations, so little willpower.
The old year rolls around, and before you know it, it’s time to make another batch of New Year’s resolutions.
But did you ever think of a different way to approach the challenge of sticking to your new goals?
Most of us make New Year’s resolutions.
Many of us promise ourselves that we’ll start exercising more, lose weight, eat better, and take better care of ourselves.
But then life gets in the way. We’re too tired.
So how can we make New Year’s resolutions work better than ever before?
It might sound crazy, but the key is to not make New Year’s resolutions at all.
Instead, make a new tradition.
As an example, instead of making a resolution to exercise every day, make a New Year’s resolution to exercise every day at a predetermined time.
But there’s an easier way to approach the challenge of sticking to your new goals.
It’s a way that almost always works better.
It’s to make them a New Year’s resolution that you don’t have to give up until you’ve achieved them.
So instead of promising yourself that you’ll exercise more this year, you could promise yourself that you’ll exercise for a certain number of minutes each day.
We all know that making New Year’s resolutions is a good thing.
It’s a chance to set goals and take action toward achieving those goals.
The trouble is that New Year’s resolutions are often too broad.
We promise ourselves to lose weight or to exercise more, but then we find ourselves unable to stick to our plan.
But by approaching your New Year’s resolutions in a different way, you can set goals that are specific and achievable.
So instead of making a resolution to exercise every day for 30 minutes, make a resolution to exercise for 15 minutes three days a week.
Or instead of promising yourself that you’ll start eating better, make a New Year’s resolution to eat one serving of fruit each day.
The key is to make your goal simple and actionable, without making it so difficult that you’re unable to achieve it.