Top 10 New Years Resolutions and Success Secrets you need to know!
Do you make annual personal promises each year?Theses personal promises are better known at New Year Resolutions! Whether you are a believer in new years resolutions or not, you will find this blog very helpful.Improving ourselves is something I believe we should do on an ongoing basis whether we call it self-improvement or new year resolutions.
It’s important too mentally prepare for change.While these yearly ambitions are exciting and motivating in the beginning, by month two, many of us tend to fall off. But don’t worry, you’re not alone!
Self reflect and note what you were able to accomplish this year. Celebrate the successes, no matter how small. Also note what you didn’t accomplish, and why you didn’t meet those goals. Focus on these tips as you prepare for a life change:
- Stay positive
- Try not to make big/quick changes
- Change should be gradual
- Build on smaller changes
- Allow a little room for error
Set a goal that motivates you
Make sure your goals are for you and have value and benefit for you. Make sure they align with your top priorities. This will give you a sense of urgency and a sense of wanting/needing to achieve these goals for a happier you.
Limit resolutions to a manageable amount
Know your limitations. It would be pretty hard to learn five different languages, change your workout and eating routines, spend more time with family, and travel more while also doing your normal work and day to day activities. Prioritize your goals! A great wellness coach will help you figure out what’s most important to you.
Don’t just say “I want to be healthier”, but actually specify and create a plan on how you are going to achieve that. Make sure the specifics are small and attainable, and give it a timeline so you can move on to bigger goals after achieving the smaller stuff.
Break up big goals into smaller goals
Try making weekly and monthly goals, with individual tasks that need to be achieved. Create a list, use a visual map, and focus on the next step rather than the big picture.
Write down your goals
Writing down your resolutions serves as a reminder, provides clarity and establishes intention. It’ll help motivate you to continue moving forward and serve as a reminder of how far you’ve come as you continue on your journey.
Share your resolution with others
Telling other people about your goals gives you a sense of obligation and accountability, as peer pressure can work as your motivation to achieve your goals. It can also provide a kindred spirit, as you might find people with the same goals and you can work on achieving them together.
Automate when possible
Technology is constantly at our fingertips, so might as well use it to support our goals. Use reminder, ‘to-do’ list, and task management apps to help you on your journey.
These are the top 10 most common New Year’s Resolutions people share with me each year.
- Exercise more
- Lose weight
- Get organized
- Learn a new skill or hobby
- Live life to the fullest
- Save more money / spend less money
- Quit smoking
- Spend more time with family and friends
- Travel more
- Better Nutrition
Any of these make your resolution list for 2022?
According to one study, about 46% of people who made New Year’s resolutions were successful. Discipline and support were key factors to success.That’s why I invite you to reach out to wellness experts and team up with others that share your goal, to help keep your motivation high to make your goals become reality.
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Dr. Fitness “Max”@iamdrfitnessWellness Coach and Belly Fat Reduction Expert