Hi SL Fabz, welcome once again to 2015!
If your New Year’s resolutions from last year have gone unresolved, you’re not alone. Many of us had great aspirations at the beginning of last year and soon forgot about them as the months ran by.
The simplest explanation for this is that our highest aspirations for ourselves often conflict with our daily desires. Many times, we have long term goals but don’t break it up into daily tasks to achieve each day on the journey to our goals.
This year, stop the cycle of resolving to make change and then not following through. Here are 5 tips to help you get started:
The surest way to fall short of your goal is to make your goal unattainable. For instance, resolving to NEVER eat your favorite food again is setting you up to fail. Instead, strive for a goal that is attainable, such as avoiding it more often than you do now.
Keep The List Short
It’s probably best to make two or three resolutions that you intend to keep. That way, you’re focusing your efforts on the goals you truly want. By setting only a few goals it helps us maintain focus and increases the chances of getting them done.
Write Them Down
Research has shown time, and time again, there is a huge percentage difference when one takes the time to put pen to paper, and write them down.
Make A Plan
Rather than stating one enormous goal, create a series of smaller steps to reach it. Have you ever heard the quote “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” Don’t let your goals be wishes. By actually planning and setting time lines your wishes just might come true.
Track Your Progress
Keep track of each small success. Short-term goals are easier to keep, and each small accomplishment will help keep you motivated. Instead of focusing on losing 10 kgs, focus on losing the first two. Keep a food journal to help you stay on track, and reward yourself for each two kgs lost.