Hello. I am Kristen, the Community Manager and newbie Lifestyle blogger for the FamilyDealBlog.com. Now that I have settled in to my new position, I have the opportunity to introduce readers to certain lifestyle aspects I am passionate about (besides work of course).
I am going to be honest with you; I am not a total health nut or fitness buff. I am however, aiming to live a healthier lifestyle, mentally and physically. What better time than now to establish this as my New Year’s resolution and invite you along on my journey!
Not only would I like to be happier and healthier in 2015, but I would like to motivate and inspire readers to do the same!
Here is the hard part, actually sticking to resolutions. These 4 tips listed below will help you and myself to actually keep them!
1. Break It Down
Those who break their resolutions into small, manageable chunks typically have more success.
Say your goal is to save money. Rather than making a resolution to save $5,000 this year, try to save $100 a week. It’s almost the same amount of money (a little more actually), yet the goal is easier to keep.
You’re able to measure your progress along the way and all you have to think about is that $100 each week, not that insurmountable $5,000.
2. Schedule It
We are all so busy, it’s hard to find time to do the things we want to do, let alone the resolutions that challenge us.
So, schedule gym sessions into your calendar just like you would a meeting or a dance recital. I’ve even set an alert on my phone that goes off 30 minutes before I’d like to go to the gym.
When I feel like skipping my workout, sometimes that beep-beep gives me the extra kick out the door I needed.
3. State Your Goals
Tell people about your resolutions. People who explicitly state their goals are more likely to keep them.
It’s social accountability. And with social networks at your fingertips, it’s possible to tell a whole bunch of people.
So send your goals out into the universe and you’ll be more likely to keep them than if they were just a half-baked idea in your head.
4. Celebrate Little Victories
You deserve it! Just make sure the rewards you choose don’t work against your goal (i.e. heading on a shopping spree because you managed to save $100 this month).
Think of a way you can treat yourself like taking a long, relaxing bubble bath every week you reach your saving’s goal. It’s a positive reward that will actually help make a healthier, happier you.
What tricks do you use to help keep your resolutions? Share them with me in the comments section below.