2019, Your Best Year Yet! – How to stick to your resolutions!

New year, new you… right? Every year the majority of us make a list of things we would like to improve on and how we can be our best! But, according to a survey done in 2017 by Business Insider, nearly 80% of New Year’s Resolutions FAIL by February! So, how can you stick to your resolutions and make this your BEST YEAR YET? Here are a couple quick tips

We’ve all heard the expression “old habits die hard”. When getting rid of an old bad habit, try picking up a new good habit! Take the junk food out of your home and replace it with healthy options! So when you’re feeling hungry, you’re forced to have a better alternative. When you feel like having a cigarette, try going on a walk. This allows you to take a break as well as getting some exercise in. Chipping away at a habit rather than quitting cold turkey can make all the difference!

One mistake that people tend to make while setting goals is being TOO ambitious. Goals need to be measurable in order to track constant progress. Start out by making small changes to your everyday routine! If you’ve never gone to a gym a day in your life, going twice a week when starting out is much more doable than going every single day. Work yourself up to your goals! And then make them more ambitious as you succeed! Try using a calendar when creating your goals! This shows physical results that you can see and believe. You can then see on which day you’ll be completely free of your bad habit/ when you have reached your goal.

Did you know you’re more likely to stick to a goal if you tell others about it? It makes you feel accountable! Now that you’ve told your entire family or friend group one of your goals, you can almost bet they’ll bring it up next time they see you. When asked “how is the gym going?” you can reply confidently! Fitness Instagram accounts are at an all time high in popularity right now for this very reason. When you want to prove to thousands of people that you did what you said you were going to do, you make a post and inspire others in the process! So, proclaim your goals loud and proud and just see where you end up! You can even expect some praise and cheers coming your way, which always feels amazing!

So, what are some of your resolutions? And how do you plan on keeping them?