Getting Back on Track with New Year’s Resolutions

The days of January are starting to slip by us, and if you are like most Americans you fell off the “resolution bandwagon” only a few weeks into the New Year. Most studies show resolutions begin to drop off after a week and only about 40 percent of those who made resolutions actually stick to their goals. It’s not too late to refocus on your resolutions. Here are the keys to making those resolutions stick throughout the year:

Treat each day like its New Year’s Day.
Approach each day with the enthusiasm and momentum you had for your resolutions as you did on January 1st. Treat each day as a new opportunity to achieve the goals you have set for yourself, and maybe set new ones. And remember, “if at first you don’t succeed; try, try, try again”.
Make it a team effort.
If you have been trying to do this on your own, don’t. Tell your friends and families of your resolutions. Post it on Facebook if that helps. The accountability of family and friends helps during those weak moments, and will help you adhere to your resolutions.
Use tools to track your progress.
Recognizing your progress will make a huge difference in your success. Having reminders, social competitions and other motivators help a lot in maintaining your resolution for the long term. If weight loss is on the top of your resolutions list, check out these tools to help you get started.
Reward yourself.
Celebrate your success when you reach different benchmarks, but make sure the celebrating doesn’t conflict with your resolution. Instead, have your reward be a part of your resolution.

If you have not set a resolution yet or you are afraid your goal is unattainable, click here for an easy way to develop resolutions.


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