by Genevieve and Gabrielle Knight
The holiday has come to an end and the start of a new year has just begun! Have you started your New Year resolution? Chances are at some point in your life you’ve made a resolution, and then broken it. Let’s face it, committing to a New Year’s resolution can be difficult and tricky for some people. This year, make 2014 worthwhile by following through in your resolution plan. If your New Years resolution this year is exercising more or to lose a few pounds, you can achieve this goal by sticking to your plan and believing in yourself. Here are a few tips to help you get started and on track for your New Year’s Resolution:
Be Realistic The surest way to fall short of your goal is to make your goal unattainable. Don’t choose a goal you know you can’t stick to. For example, don’t choose a goal that is setting you up to fail, such as, resolving to NEVER eat junk food again.
Outline Your Plan Plan ahead for your New Year’s resolution. Be free to talk about your resolution with family and friends for support. Decide how you will deal with the changes you will have to make your resolution. Remember, this is a year long resolution you are committing to, so be sure to be prepared to achieve your goal.
Reward Yourself If you have been keeping your promise to exercise more, reward yourself for your success. This does not mean eating a bunch of chocolates! Instead, reward yourself with new fitness clothes or take a day off and relax. It’s good to reward yourself for your success once in awhile, but don’t make this a habit. Stay focused and determined to complete your resolution.
Keep Trying, Don’t Lose Hope If you’re losing steam in your resolution, don’t lose hope! It’s okay to start again if you need to. What matters most is you keep trying and working hard towards your goal. Whatever your resolution may be, it won’t happen overnight. So, be patient and it will all be worth it in the end. A good way to stay motivated is writing down motivational quotes or goals in a place you can look at often.
Let 2014 be the year for you! New Year’s resolutions are made to be challenging, but a with a little perseverance and self-discipline, you can do it!