After enjoying the free-for-all of holiday goodies, the first thing on many people’s minds is losing weight. So naturally, they’ll set a resolution to lose a lot of weight. The problem isn’t the goal. The problem is that broad goals like that are unrealistic and not specific enough. You need tangible goals to be successful. Set checkpoints as a way to keep yourself on track. Here are some useful tips to help you stick to your New Year’s Revolution.
1. Stick With One Resolution
If you’re concerned about sticking to your resolutions, make it easier on yourself by only making one main goal for the year. Consider one resolution that would make the greatest impact on your life and health. This one goal will embody many steps or mini goals, but it is the one thing that you want to accomplish in the next year. It also eliminates the clutter and overwhelm that comes with trying to accomplish too many things at once.
2. Visualize Your Success
Simply making a resolution isn’t enough: You have to believe that you’re going to stick to it and accomplish your goal — and visualization can help you do that. Practice visualizing doing what you’ve resolved to do. Imagine putting down that cigarette, putting back the candy bar, or making the turn you’ll need to take to get to the gym. Though it may not seem like much, the more you visualize yourself making these changes, the more likely you’ll be to actually make them.
3. Download An App
Most of us are already on our phones most of the time anyway, so why not download just one fitness app to help guide you through your gym goals for the new year? Try out the Kanthaka App and book a trainer at your convenience, anytime and anywhere!
4. Pinpoint your “Why”
Don’t make a resolution just because it sounds good, or because other people are doing it. Before you settle on a resolution, or a few, ask yourself why you want to make those changes. For example, get crystal clear about why you want to lose weight. Is it to have more energy? Feel more confident? If you can’t pinpoint a solid reason why you’re making a resolution — or that reason is for someone else — you probably shouldn’t be making it.
5. Reward Yourself
Always appreciate your own effort. Nothing motivates like a reward. On your path to achieving your resolutions, make sure that you reward yourself on every small step forward which you make. You do not have to feel as though you are cheating. Rewards are important to maintain motivation. For example, if you are maintaining a limited diet so as to lose weight, you can stick to it for a whole week and reward yourself on the weekend with a decadent dish. This will give you the motivation to continue dieting in the following week. Rewards are important in achieving your new years’ resolutions.
6. Maintain Positive Spirits and Stay Happy
Each one of us has some activities which make you happy. They are collectively referred to as hobbies. Some people enjoy watching funny movies, others enjoy exercising and some enjoy cooking. Whenever you feel that it has become challenging to achieve your resolutions, take time to relax and engage in your hobby. This will lift your mood and energize you to accomplish them with fresh resolve.