2 simple Tips for keeping New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year again. What goals do you want to achieve this new year? If you’re normal, you will set a bunch of goals and have high expectations to make this year better than last. Then maybe 2 or 3 weeks go by and nothing much happens.

Here’s a couple quick tips keep your momentum moving forward with your goals:

1-Set fun mini goals each day to motivate and inspire you do accomplish other goals.

For example, you’ve heard of how making your bed each morning is the most important thing, right? The idea is that it helps you feel accomplished and motivated to move onto another task. But making your bed might not be the funnest thing. It’s still important, and it helps, but I’m not waking up every morning stoked to make my bed better than I did yesterday. So make some fun mini goals that are tied into your bigger resolutions and goals for the year.

If you are wanting to exercise more, set a mini goal of listening to your favorite playlist or finding 1 new artist that you vibe to while you are exercising. Or set a rule with yourself that you can only listen to your audio book or stream your favorite show while you are working out.

If you are have the resolution to live a more active lifestyle, set the fun mini goal of incorporating riding your bike more on your daily tasks. When you ride your bike to work or to do daily errands, it turns these everyday boring things into fun mini adventures. As you start to ride more, you feel better and more motivated to accomplish other goals throughout the day. The positive movement carries momentum into all aspects of your life.

2- Start new each Month, Week, Day, and Hour.

When you have a tech problem, what is the first thing people ask you to do? “Did you reset it?”

Our minds and bodies need moments of “resetting” to reach their full potential. With the new year, comes an attitude and mindset of starting fresh and new. That only comes every 365 days though. Carry that same attitude of freshness every month, week, day, and even hour.

Break up larger goals into smaller attainable goals that can be worked on in this very hour. If you didn’t accomplish it, it’s all good! You have the next hour. Try not to fall into the pit of procrastination, but you want to avoid the the thinking error of “all or nothing.” Meaning, you feel like you didn’t accomplish what you needed to today, well…that’s OK. You have tomorrow. Don’t get discouraged. Don’t give up.


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