New year resolution ALWAYS fail?
Let me guess: You want to lose weight in 2016, or maybe just eat healthier. Perhaps you want to spend less money or spend more time with your friends and family.
We all love to make New Year’s resolutions, but for all the good intentions – only a tiny fraction of us keep them. Shockingly only 8% of people achieve their New Year’s goals. Let’s increase this number!
1. Keep It Simple
Keep your resolution list short and simple! An emerging tactic: share your goals with your friends and family. It’s another way to build accountability. Or even find an accountability buddy, someone close to you to whom you have to report – alternatively book a FREE consultation and we can help!
2. Make It Clear
Make a clear TO – DO list or be a little bit more creative by creating a “vision boards”! To be clear: Simply setting a goal does raise your chances of achieving that goal, significantly.
3. Make It Obvious
Focus on one resolution, rather several and set realistic, specific goals. Losing weight is not a specific goal – Losing 10 pounds in 90 days would be!
4. Keep Believing You Can Do It
Take small steps. Many people quit because the goal is too big requiring too much effort and action all at once. Celebrate your success between milestones. Don’t wait the goal to be finally completed.
P.S.: Focus your thinking on new behaviours and thought patterns. You have to create new neural pathways in your brain to change habits so be mindful! Become physically, emotionally and mentally aware of your inner state as each external event happens, moment-by-moment, rather than living in the past or future.
And finally BUT most importantly – don’t take yourself too seriously!
Have fun and laugh at yourself when you slip, but don’t let the slip hold you back from working at your goals.