Now that January’s over, it’s time to check in with yourself and see how you’re doing on those resolutions. Are you working towards ending a bad habit? Or are you trying to learn something new? No matter what the case may be, your resolutions are obviously important to you and holding yourself accountable is crucial. However, we’re only human, and falling off track just happens sometimes. I’m sharing what I do to stick to my New Year’s resolutions and hopefully it can help you guys too!
Be Honest With Yourself
Sit down and think about your resolutions, and think about it hard. Are they realistic? While it’s great to be ambitious, you must be practical in order to stick to a goal of any sort. Be honest about how you can stick to your resolutions, even if you have to switch things up a bit. For example, if you want to save some money by a certain month and that no longer seems feasible, be honest with yourself and extend your deadline. Don’t throw away your resolution entirely, but try to find the most realistic way for it to work.
Set Daily Goals
To stick to a resolution it obviously has to be on your radar every single day. Don’t let a day pass where you aren’t doing something to work on or elevate your resolutions. Whether you have to set a daily reminder for yourself or make a visual reminder, do whatever works for you. As long as you make it a point to set some daily goals that work towards your resolutions, you’re on the right track.
Make Room for New Habits
It’s been said that it takes three weeks (21 days exactly) to form a new habit. Have you stuck to your resolutions for over 21 days? January might be over, but a lot of us tend to take breaks and then get back on track. The key here is to be consistent and make room to form a new habit. Stick to those three weeks and your resolutions will come more naturally to you.
Have Peers Hold You Accountable
It doesn’t hurt to have to tap into your own community. From your family members to your friends of colleagues, if you have any similar resolutions, try holding each other accountable. If you catch each other falling off track, let each other know. This will help you be so much more productive towards your resolutions and long-term goals.