How to Keep Your New Years Resolutions

It’s finally time for everyone to make their New Year’s resolutions! You probably want to be healthier, save more money, or find a job that makes you happy (sounds typical right?). However, did you know that only about 8% of people actually fulfill their resolutions? Well, according to a study at the University of Scranton, that’s it. And that’s a really small number!

You will this year!!

You will this year!!

But don’t worry, I’m here to help you reach them so you can be part of that tiny percentage and make it larger! Here are a few easy tips to make sure you finally achieve your New Year’s resolutions this year!

Think hard about what you actually want. Before you jump on the resolution bandwagon and buy a new gym membership, think really hard about what you actually want to achieve. You won’t reach your goals if you’re striving for something you don’t really care about. Pick something you honestly believe you will work towards completing.

Keep it simple. Don’t go all crazy and pick something completely out of this world. Goals are best when they are small and attainable. So, instead of creating a huge bucket list to completely makeover your whole life, pick one or two things you’d like to work towards. You’re much more likely to succeed this way.

Write it down. Keeping a written record of your goals somewhere will help you achieve them. It’s a great reminder of what you’re trying to do and will motivate you every time you see that resolution written down!

Map out your path to reach it in advance. I’m a planner and I truly believe if you can at least try to map out how you plan on reaching your goal in advance than you are more likely to succeed. Will you most likely hit a few bumps in the road? Absolutely! But having a general understanding of how you’ll get to where you want to be takes some of the stress out of the game.

Ask someone for help to keep you accountable. You don’t need to do this all on your own. No matter what the resolution is, ask a friend or family member for help to make sure you stay accountable to your goals! Trust me, it’s so much better having someone alongside of you helping you stay on track than trying to go it alone all the time (and this is coming from someone who really prefers to do things on her own).

So, what are my New Year’s resolutions?

  1. Hit my fitness goals and possibly compete in a figure competition. I’ve technically been working on this since November, but it’s time to put it into high gear now! Thank goodness my husband is doing it too because it really helps keep me in the mindset that this hard work is totally worth it.
  2. Do more fun things with my husband and friends. Since he’s been sick we’ve missed out on quite a few things both together and separately. It’s a good reminder that you never know what can happen in life so I’m making it my goal that we spend more time together just enjoying life while also ensuring we see our friends too. I think I’ll be able to do that.
  3. Save more money (preferably for a house). This is one of those that I feel like a lot of people make their goal, but it’s important that we start saving more money. While I love our apartment, I would really love a house with a fenced in yard for Koa. So, time to get back on the money saving wagon!

Now, it’s your turn! What are your New Year’s resolutions?

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