Add good habits to your daily routine instead of only reducing the bad. It’s hard to cut out unhealthy food, but walking 30 minutes a day or learning to meal prep isn’t so bad. Rather than setting a goal to cut back on TV time, try reading one chapter of a book every evening or scheduling time for an old hobby. Focusing on what you can do instead of what you can’t will help frame your New Year’s resolution in a whole new light.
Writing down your goals is the first step in making them happen because it helps you feel committed and accountable for your actions. Start putting your New Year’s resolution on your daily to-do list and you’ll soon find yourself itching to cross it off every day.
Many New Year’s resolutions fail because the goal is just too overwhelming. That’s why making them stick is all about being patient with yourself and understanding that change happens slowly. When you develop good habits one at a time - rather than overhauling your entire lifestyle - they’re much more likely to last.
Breaking your goals down into reasonable time frames can help you stick to your New Year’s resolution. For example, telling yourself that you’ll never eat fast food again may not be realistic, but you can easily say no to it for one week. Now you just have to make it to Sunday to achieve your goal rather than all the way to the end of the year. Plus, you’re less likely to slide back into bad habits if you fail because there’s always a new week - and a new chance - right around the
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