Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a blast celebrating the last of 2017 with your loved ones. I wanted to kick off 2018 with a topic I believe we can all relate to: New Year’s resolutions. Setting goals and creating new habits that improve your overall health, life, and career is such a huge part of living. However, it can be difficult to commit to. I know I’ve been guilty of letting my resolutions slip away within a few months, but I just started reading this new book and it has inspired me to look at goals with fresh eyes. I’m so pumped and motivated for this year that I wanted to share a few tips with you for setting realistic New Year’s resolutions that stick.
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Remove old habits
If you want to set realistic New Year’s resolutions for 2018, start by first evaluating your habits. I’ve come to realize that bad habits are one of the biggest influences that prevent us from achieving our goals. Because certain behaviors are habitual, they aren’t always easy to address. You can start by asking yourself what you do when you’re bored, stressed, or tired. Keep in mind that bad habits tend to address specific needs in your life, but it’s possible to remove them by slowly replacing them with new healthier habits. For instance, if you tend to browse Instagram when you’re bored, try reading a book to kill time.
Change one thing at a time
As I mentioned earlier, changing old habits are crucial, but it isn’t always easy and it takes time. That’s where changing one thing at a time can make a bigger impact. You’re more likely to give up when you’re overwhelmed, so don’t stress yourself out. Instead, focus on a few small behaviors. An example of this would be if you want to lose weight. Maybe you start by replacing dessert with fruit or eating greens with every meal. Then a few weeks after, you can start running, spending more time at the gym, and so forth.
Share them with someone
Finally, to set realistic New Year’s resolutions, share them with someone you trust. When you publicize your goals, you’re less likely to stray from them. Social media can be a great tool and motivator for keeping you on track. It’s so much fun when you can check a goal off with your followers.
I wish you all an amazing 2018 full of love, happiness, peace, and success! Thank you so much for a wonderful 2017 and for supporting me. Love you all!