You have made it to the middle of January. Have you started with your New Years resolutions? If you have set them, you may find this is the time it starts to get challenging to stick to it. This is the time to stay focused and achieve greatness. These 5 Ways To Stick To Your Resolutions will help you make it all the way to December.
Start with realistic achievable goals. You want your goals to be things that are attainable and trackable. Saying I will lose weight, or I will do yoga is not enough. With these type of goals, there is no real way to track it. You could go to yoga twice a month and that would still count. But, setting a goal like I will attend a yoga class twice a week is something both attainable and trackable. Another great example is, I will lose 10 pounds by May.
Write down your goals. Put them somewhere that you can see and revisit them regularly. These gentle reminders are an excellent way to stay focused.
When you revisit your goals, check-in with where you are at. Are you on track to reach your goal? What can you do differently over the next few weeks? What were your setbacks. Write all of these things down as reminders.
Give yourself small rewards along the way. If your goal is to run a marathon, reward yourself when you get to a 10K, a half marathon and than the full marathon. These rewards could be as simple as getting a manicure or a massage. Be sure to set these rewards when you set your resolutions.
Rounding out the 5 ways to stick to your resolutions is to stay positive. There may be setbacks along the way. So stay positive, making life changes can really be challenging. Allow yourself to make mistakes. We are all human and mistakes are a part of life. Forgive yourself, move and get right back to crushing your goals.
Did you add yoga to your New Years Resolutions? If NOT here is why you should.
Megan Ballard has been a yoga instructor for 11 years with an ERYT-200 RYT-500 and YACEP certifications. She spends most of her time with her family, practicing yoga, running and creating content for PLAY and The Fashionista Momma.