5th Aug 2020

Everyone has their own special way to ring in the New Year. But, no matter where you are, what you’re doing, or who you’re with, there are some things that feature in nearly every single NYE celebration.

One of these is the infamous New Year resolution.

Made with the best of intentions when the clock strikes midnight, these resolutions are notoriously challenging to stick to.

If you’re looking to see your goals through this year, read on to discover three super simple tips and tricks for sticking to your New Year resolutions.

Set Realistic Goals

Now, this doesn’t mean that you can’t aim high. It just means tempering that excitement with a healthy dose of sensible expectations.

Being realistic with your goal setting is the first step to success. But, more than that, it’s setting a goal that’s specific as well as measurable.

Are you looking to improve your running stamina in the new year? Or perhaps increase the number of laps you’re able to swim at the pool? Either way, by starting small and tracking any and all progress over time, you’re much more likely to stick with it.

Reward Yourself

On the way to your goal, it’s important to take the time to appreciate the little wins!

Setting yourself milestones along the way and rewarding yourself when you hit them is a great way to keep motivated.

Not only does it make the hardest first weeks that little bit nicer, but it gives you positive reinforcement to encourage your good behaviour.

This will help you to break up a big, daunting goal into smaller, easier-to-wrap-your-mind-around bits. You’ll get more wins, ones that keep your journey towards your big goal steaming ahead.

Create a Support System

Another fun way to make sure your resolution is a success is to develop a strong support network.

You could buddy-up in your resolutions, setting the same kind of goals as a friend. That way, as you go along you can lean on, support and motivate one another.

It could be your family, friends or co-workers – it doesn’t matter so long as they’re there when you need them.

For example, if you’re trying to improve your fitness, having a walking buddy may inspire you to get out of bed on those frosty winter mornings.

With the help of these three super simple tips, there’s little to stop you from achieving your goals.

Yes, the journey will be tough at times, but totally worth it by the time next New Year’s Eve rolls around.

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