February 15th, 2015
It’s common to fall off the wagon with your New Year Resolutions. Luckily, you don’t have to stay fallen off. There are five things you can do to get back on track.
I was recently on Good Day Austin and spoke about this.
Click below to watch.
Here’s a recap of the five things you can do to stay on track (if you’ve fallen off) with your resolutions:
1. Be realistic
Don’t get too extreme with your resolutions. For example, making a resolution to NEVER eat chocolate or drink wine is a surefire way to fail. Instead, set a goal that will set you up for success, such as limiting yourself to something 2 days a week.
2. Plan ahead
Most people who make their resolutions on New Year’s Day struggle with keeping up with what they’ve committed to. Whatever your resolution is be sure to plan ahead so you can get in a positive forward moving mindset.
3. Talk about it
Don’t keep your resolution a secret. People who have accountability are more likely to keep up with their resolutions. This is where a tight support network of family and friends who will hold you to your resolution will increase the likelihood of you following through on your word. Find someone who shares the same resolution as you for an even stronger support.
4. Celebrate yourself
This doesn’t mean that you can eat an entire box of donuts. Celebrating your success means treating yourself to something that doesn’t have you regress in regards to your resolution. For example, if you’ve been sticking to your resolution to go to yoga everyday, celebrate by getting yourself new yoga pants or a new yoga mat. Or if you’ve been eating clean and healthy, celebrate by getting yourself a new cookbook that supports your resolutions.
5. Keep at it
If you have fallen off the wagon or have given up by February, no sweat. Just start over. In life we are given multiple second chances. Just because you may have slipped doesn’t mean you don’t get to try again. Recommit to your resolution for at least one day. Those 24 hours will become 48 hours and so on and so forth. But the main intention is to forgive yourself, don’t beat yourself up, and try again.
Hope this helps.