Easy Way To Keep Your New Year Resolutions
It’s that time of year again and you know what that means. The New Year is coming, which most likely means one of your New Year resolutions will be a “new you”. Let’s face it. We all have the same intentions going into 2016: set fitness goals and hope to see amazing results. Right? Whether you’re trying to lose weight or eat healthier, changing your lifestyle isn’t always easy.
We all know how New Year resolutions go. At first, you’re SUPER excited and you’ve got that new gym membership or a new fitness program and you are eating healthy like it’s your J-O-B. But as the weeks go by, your enthusiasm faaaaaaaaades and so does your motivation. Before you know it, you are back to your old ways. NOT AGAIN! UGH!
But this year will NOT be like the last my friends! That’s right! 2016 will be the year of the new you!
Just…with the help of these few tips.
Did you know that there’s actually a simple trick that can help you fulfill your New Year resolutions? Yep!
According to the Journal of Consumer Psychology, you have to ask yourself what you will do.
I’m not kidding!
According to the researchers, you’re much more likely to influence behavior using questions, rather than statements.
Instead of proclaiming, “I will lose weight in 2016,”
try asking yourself, “How will I be healthy next year?”
To which you’ll respond to yourself, with your plan of action.
The plan of action begins with making monthly goals for yourself. Making all-or-nothing yearly goals can be intimidating. I remember one year, I decided I was going to STOP EATING COOKIES for the rest of the year. That lasted a whole week before I was slacking off again. And in that week, ALL I THOUGHT ABOUT was cookies! Ha! By setting a shorter goal time for yourself, you are more likely to accomplish that goal.
But when you ask yourself what you want, also be honest with yourself. I didn’t WANT to stop eating cookies for a year. Figure out what you want and what you are willing to do to get it….then you will WANT to wake up for that workout or make sacrifices where you need to, because it’s part of the cost of getting you where you REALLY want to go.
I changed my cookie plan. Instead of no cookies, I could only eat a cookie AFTER I ate an apple. It worked! I wasn’t telling myself
“NO”, but I also knew I didn’t want to gain weight from these fresh baked cookies that were available to me daily in college. So I made a plan I could stick with. And the more apples I ate, the less cookies I wanted because my sweet tooth was satisfied. And I ate A LOT of apples! Ha!
Steps to Achieving Your New Years Resolutions
- What is it you TRULY want to achieve?
- What will IT TAKE to get you there?
- Are you COMMITTED to doing what it takes?
This will help you determine your plan and keep you showing up. Now you just have to do what is required. That’s it.
What are your 2016 New Year resolutions and how will you be sticking to them? Let me know in the comments below!
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