Friday, January 2, 2015

How to Conquer Your New Years Resolutions

Whenever I hear the words "New Years Resolutions" all I think is "dun, dun DUUUUN!" The horror! The agony! The process for me goes a little like this. Step 1: Think of resolutions. Step 2: Have no idea what to do so give up. Step 3: Day one is working out well. Step 4: Day two all of my resolutions go down the drain. Fear not my furry friends (Criminal Minds reference), I have searched long and hard for the best tips for keeping your New Years resolutions. Remember we are in this together, so let's get going!

Tip Number 1: Write 'em all down.
A couple months after you made your New Years resolution list, you probably forgot most of them. This way of writing them down is more binding than just thinking about them. Write them down everywhere! On your phone in the notes section. On a piece of paper next to your bed. On the first page of a regularly used notebook. Anywhere you can find a place to write it, do so.  I also like to make a very elaborate list of my resolutions. This is a big deal, so make your resolution sheet one too. My next blog post (tomorrow) will be on how to make your elaborate New Years Resolution paper.

Tip Number 2: Day several days to think about it.
You don't have to start your resolutions exactly on January. First, take a week or so to come up with your list. Feel free to add to your list as you go.

Tip Number 3: Make your goals attainable.
If you are one of those people who has never been to a gym before but you want to start working out more, make don't make it a goal to workout 5 days a week. Be reasonable. Feel free to set check markers throughout the year. For example, start out with one workout a week for the first month, two workouts a week for the second month, and continue until you reach a satisfying goal.

Tip Number 4: Be specific.
If your resolution is to workout more this year, that isn't specific enough. Find a number or time that you can actually track. Otherwise, there is no way of knowing if you accomplish your goal.

Tip Number 5: Remember 21 days.
What am I talking about? I'm talking about the scientific fact that it takes 21 days to make something a habit. Make sure you are consistent for at least 21 days for your goals. Remember to take every goal piece by piece, week by week, and month by month.

Tip Number 6: Make an unquantifiable goal.
Add one goal that you can't track. Something dear to your heart that your really want to improve on for the year. Something like, be more positive, respect myself, or something like that. Everyone needs at least one of these goals in their life.

That's all of my tips for you guys. Good luck to the New Year. I hope you all get to spend more time with your family and realize that the years really do fly by.

Stay classy,

Molly

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