3 Ways To Stick With Your New Year Resolutions
As 2018 begins, everyone has his or her long-term plans and goals in focus. Many prioritize better health and positive thinking, however, these goals are under instant pressure. The pressures come in forms of demotivation, lack of support, or fear. Fear people may laugh or question your goals. Remembering that these goals are for you is crucial, and here are 3 ways that can help you stick with your New Year resolutions.
Stay In Your Lane
Staying in your lane is critical because too many times we compare ourselves with others. Eliminating the comparison to others will give you greater energy to focus on the task at hand. You can accomplish this by not caring what others think. Simply take those people out of the equation. If they say your goal is too lofty, eliminate them from your sphere of thinking. Remember that the goal is ultimately for you and you alone.
Many times we involve ourselves with the affairs of others and with technology it feels almost natural to question and become nosey. If you need to eliminate people off your social media feed or hang out less, then take those necessary steps. Making your goals a reality is more important than the opinions of others.
One way I’ve found that increases accountability is publicly documenting your journey. Whether it be losing weight, running a marathon, or eliminating debt, having a blog or something is a wonderful way of visualizing your progress. Going back to the first topic, remember to ignore the negativity and embrace the positivity and support. You’ll be surprise at how many people are on the same journey.
Another benefit to documenting is once your arrive at the end goal, you can help others on the same journey and show them you’ve done it. Maybe you become a coach or influencer; you have built credibility to support your cause.
Create Sub Goals
Deciding on the large goal is easy for the most part. However, beginning the journey can prove challenging, and that’s where micro goals come into play. Keeping the end goal in focus is key, but by creating smaller goals that propel you forward, you will allow you to achieve tangible process. For example, if your goal is to run a marathon you should first begin running. After that, maybe run a 5k and another beating the time before. Then step up and run a half marathon or two, then arriving at the full marathon. This will allow you to keep momentum and feel the progress.
These are 3 simple ways that can help you realize your New Year resolutions. Of course there are a multitude of ways to achieve your goals, the key is finding for what works best for you. Do not compare yourself to others, document your journey publicly or privately, and create small attainable goals. May 2018 bring you health, joy, and prosperity!