With the new year come the good resolutions. Here are our tips on how to stick to your resolutions .
Why New Year’s Resolutions?
Is it really important that we humans come up with good resolutions for the New Year? I would like to answer it with a simple “yes”. If you do not set yourself any goals and do not set yourself any goals, you will not be able to achieve anything. And who achieved something , is little by little happier . So my recommendation is: Make sure you make good resolutions!
What are good resolutions?
The question now arises: What should I actually do? Here are the classics among the new year’s resolutions :
- More sport and exercise
- Spend more time with family and friends
- Stop smoking
- Healthier diet
- Have less stress and more time for yourself
- Less alcohol
- Get enough sleep
- Go to checkups
- Less watching TV
- Use less plastic
Of course, each of you has your own resolutions! Pick your favorite destination.
Why keep good resolutions so seldom?
Often the reason we don’t keep our resolutions is because we’re doing too much at once . We want to get away from old and possibly say goodbye to bad habits. That demands a lot of strength and energy and is like a tightrope act. Therefore I give you the tip: Divide your big project into small stages. In this way you will achieve a lot of small goals step by step and in the end you will have achieved it!
How do I implement my resolutions?
In fact, it is not that easy to carry out resolutions. Therefore, I would like to give you a few tips on how you can actually put your resolutions into practice.
Not too many resolutions
Remember, sticking out resolutions is not easy. You need perseverance, self-discipline and have to go beyond your pain threshold every now and then. For that you need energy. And you should bundle this energy in a few good resolutions. If you focus on one resolution, the chance of success is very good.
Set milestones for yourself
If you don’t want too much at once, Rome wasn’t built in a day either. It is better to set yourself smaller milestones. Achieving this is relatively easy. The feeling of happiness and pride in having made it, but just as great. So start, for example, with healthy and fresh cooking one night a week. When you’ve done that for a month, expand your goal to two days.
State your goals precisely
Many simply fail because they formulate their goals too vaguely. “Lose a few pounds in the New Year”, or succinctly “move more”. To put it this way, it can really only fail, because what are “a few” pounds and “more” exercise? Your goal must be measurable in order to actually achieve it. Better: “I do sports at least once a week” or “I will have lost the two kilos of Christmas bacon by Easter”. If your goal is measurable, it can be kept in mind too!
Realistic goals stick to resolutions
Now that you have formulated a specific goal, you should reflect on whether the goal is realistic at all. A rather unsportsmanlike person will hardly exercise five times a week or lose 20 kilos in four weeks. That leads us to the next point …
Put the goal in writing
Experts advise you to put your goal in clear words and write it down. This increases the feeling of inner obligation. A small note on the refrigerator appeals to a guilty conscience and can remind you that you actually wanted to move today.
Plan for failures
The path is definitely bumpy, so it helps to think ahead of setbacks – and to prepare for emergencies. For example, you can specify that you call a friend when you want to pick up a cigarette again. A birthday party thwarted your diet plans? You have to allow yourself to violate the rules, the world won’t end. A note in the candy drawer helps to remind you that it is better to avoid chocolate.
Reward yourself in between
Reward yourself, even for small successes! This caresses the soul, creates moments of happiness and motivates you to continue pursuing your goal.
Find yourself allies
Involve friends, acquaintances or work colleagues and teach them about your goals, so you feel more committed. Or look for like-minded people, such as a sports group.
Start the implementation right away
When is the best time to put my good intentions into practice? The best thing is to start today! The human being is constructed in such a way that otherwise he will constantly find excuses to himself. Get started and keep your milestones in mind. Success will motivate you and soon you will find joy in moving on.
At the beginning, think about what you are doing this for
The question of the meaning is nothing other than our motivation. We want to achieve our goals with energy and perseverance on our own initiative. And that makes us happy and satisfied. And what is it that drives us? Your character, your job, your family or your free time? If you can answer this question yourself, you will find the strength to face difficult tasks and good resolutions.
Create rituals for yourself
Rituals are important in every situation. Before tackling your resolutions, mental preparation or rituals can help get you started. As an idea, make it a habit to exercise at a certain time of the day and then enjoy a cup of tea.