Whether you want to travel more, eat healthier or spend more money on things that makes you happy, having a New Year’s resolution is a great way to kick off something that could change your life for the better. So what are you waiting for? Here’s 10 ways for you to stay motivated and keep these promises. Ready, set, go!
1. Make time for your resolutions
Scheduling time for your resolutions is vital for you to succeed in keeping them! Even the busiest person can make room in the agenda for a gym session or a jog; put an alarm on your phone if that’s what you need in order to get out of the house.
And this goes for everything else as well. If you wish to travel more, make an account for your savings and book a ticket as soon as you have a bit of spare time! The unforgettable moments are out there for you to explore!
2. Speak about your goals
Talking aloud about our goals and dreams brings us one step closer to them! It kind of seems more realistic when we put some sort of action behind our words – and suddenly people around you will start paying attention to what you want to achieve. That in itself is a huge motivation.
You can also write down your goals on a piece of paper and place it where you can’t avoid it – on your laptop, mirror or in your car.
3. Celebrate the progress
Rome wasn’t built in a day. Completing a goal can take a long time, so it’s crucial not to give up on the half way. One of my own ways of staying motivated when pursuing a goal is to celebrate the small steps. When you have saved enough money for a weekend getaway treat yourself with a nice dinner at home, if you have managed to avoid unhealthy food for a week, celebrate by buying yourself something nice. The list goes on…the most important thing is to remember that you deserve it – that can be a great motivation as well.
4. Be realistic
If you haven’t exercised on a regular basis for a long time, it might not be realistic to hit to the gym every day from day one. Be realistic and save yourself the troubles and worries. If you find out that it’s simply not possible for you to put aside 200 EUR each month for traveling, cut it down to half. If you find yourself too busy for hitting the gym or go running every single day, lower your expectations for yourself. It’s perfectly OK and nobody will look down at you for being realistic. In fact, that seems even more deliberate and respectable.
5. Use an app
In our modern times app’s can be a great friend in need when it comes to staying motivated! The smartest app available at the moment (in terms of keeping New Year resolutions!) has to be Noom, which has dedicated its existence to create product that help people to live healthier lives. Their weight program will help users stay on track with their weight loss while the coach-, walk- and cardio program allows you to stay in control of your daily exercise and food routines. A great gadget for career people and everyone else who wants to stay on track with their progress.
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