How many of you have been sticking to your New Year’s Resolutions? If you haven’t, you’re not alone. Over 40% of people who set goals drop them before the end of January. But, have no fear, it’s never too late to pick them back up again.
Here are 5 hacks to help you get your New Year’s Resolutions back on track.
RECONNECT WITH YOUR RESOLUTIONS
Our favorite reason here is to reconnect with your reasons for any goals you’ve set. I’ve heard more than once now from some internet friends that they’ve been feeling out of sorts and I can understand why even if I can’t pinpoint the reasons. It’s just a general feeling and because of this, it can be hard to keep going with those resolutions. Since March is a month of renewal, reconnect with yourself and the goals you set back on January 1st. You probably just need a moment to find that spark that you had in January but somehow, lost it along the way.
BE EASY ON YOURSELF
One of the best hacks here is to give yourself grace. A lot of people who set goals often have a very “charge-ahead” attitude and really look forward to seeing results. You have to love yourself for this “go-getter” mentality but also give yourself grace when results don’t show up quite as fast as you’d like. Keep on keeping on and soon enough, you’ll see the fruits of your labor.
It’s funny that resolutions always include something about the gym. I know I’ve fallen off the wagon here and the best advice from this article would be to get support. I’ve realized that having a good work out really makes a difference on my outlook on life and well being. So, I’m dragging my best friend to an Orange Theory workout once a week now so we can both fit into dresses by summer time.
ARE THE RESOLUTIONS WAY TOO EXTREME?
We love the advice of “be less extreme”. Making outrageous resolutions and giving yourself one month to accomplish them is extreme. You’ll feel disappointed and sad for failing because climbing Mount Everest without any kind of training is pretty outrageous. Reevaluate and see what you can achieve week-to-week that leads you getting to the top of the mountain, instead.
WHERE DID YOU GO WRONG?
And, if we are, to be honest with ourselves here, it’s a good time to look at where we went wrong and why. Was it because of the flu? Did your kids get sick like 5 times and you haven’t slept since January 2nd? Or did we actually just let our resolutions go by making up excuses? Figure this out and see if you’re willing to change the resolution and how to get it back on track.
We hope this helps you reevaluate all the resolutions you were so passionate about in January. Remember, it’s never too late to start over again and it’s never too late to be the best version of yourself that you wish to be. Good luck.