It’s never too early to think about your new years resolution
Wanting to make a resolution is a good thing and highly encouraged. It gives people something to look forward to and keep working towards. Even if they aren’t followed through completely, making a resolution shows that you have the belief and hope in your ability to change habits and become a better you. Creating a new year’s resolution in December will give you time to prepare and focus, so you’re ready to work towards it in January.
One key thing to remember when making and keeping a resolution is that it takes 21 days to form a habit. They take time, remember that it’s not a sprint but a marathon. By following these simple steps below, you can be sure to get on the right track to keeping to your resolutions:
- Start small – Make resolutions that you can keep.
- Write it down – Write your resolutions down in a place where you can remind yourself daily of your intentions.
- Make changes to your behaviour – Not seeing the results you were hoping for? Try changing up your routine.
- Define SMART goals – Use the SMART acronym when you are setting goals: specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-specific.
- Track your progress – Use a calendar or technology to track your goals and progress.
- Reward small achievements – Whether you are losing weight, or on track to saving more money, it is important to recognize the small accomplishments and do something nice for yourself.
- Make it public – Let your friends and family know about your resolution and goals.
- You are human – It’s ok if you slip up, just make sure you get back on track and keep heading toward your goal.