The New Year is often seen as a clean slate with 365 days ahead of us! At this point we usually all create a goal and create healthy habits to achieve in 2020. What ends up happening is 80 percent of people abandon their resolutions by February. With that in mind, many experts believe it’s a combination of making the wrong resolutions and trying to do too much all at once and giving up when the going gets tough.
Here are a couple of helpful tips below:
Pick ONE goal for yourself- This allows you to focus your time and energy on it rather than spreading yourself thin amount many different goals.
Start with a small yet attainable goal-The key to staying committed is to choose the right goal for you, something that is attainable and fits within your daily lifestyle. For example, I want to get fit in 2020. That’s a great goal, but it needs to be more detailed. Example, I am going to work out 3-5 times per week for 45minutes.
Just Show up-Remember you just need to show up and give it your all. Try not to find excuses for not following through. PUSH YOURSELF, you can do it!
Be Patient-Remember to be patient with yourself. Change is a process. It takes about 66 days to form a habit. Also, it’s okay if you don’t show up one day don’t be too hard on yourself.
Get support from friends and family- Try asking a friend or family member to join you. This will keep you both motivated and pushing forward toward your goal.
February tends to be the month where people lose the spark and motivation to keep going. Keep the inspiration alive by continuing to work on your goals, even if you have to start over. If you find what you are doing right now isn’t working, try to set a new realistic plan for yourself.