Are New Year’s resolutions really effective? Why do they commonly fail or just don’t work? Why are they so important? These are the most common questions you can find on the internet about New Year’s resolution.
We are here to help you turn them into a huge success. Let’s dive right in.
HOW MANY NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS SHOULD YOU MAKE?
Make only one resolution. Why? You will have better chances of success when your energy will be focused only on one resolution.
- BREAK YOUR RESOLUTION INTO SMALLER GOALS
Big goals are tempting and exciting but they also have downsides. If you set the goal (our New Year’s resolution) too high, they can set you up for failure if you aren’t able to reach them. Many psychologists are determined big goals are a recipe for failure. That’s why we need to break them into smaller goals.
These smaller goals should be more specific, measurable and time-based. Besides, they need to be achievable and relevant. They are a lot easier to achieve than big goals, besides you can also set them more often.
If your goal, for instance, is running a half marathon or a marathon and you’re still a beginner start will smaller goals. If the marathon you’re about to attend to is in October, don’t wait until Summer!
Start in January.
Start with a good basis.
Start with strength training so that you will be strong. Then start with 5k and increase the mileage week by week. This is how you’ll finish your first (half) marathon like a champion.
NEVER KEEP YOUR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION TO YOURSELF
You need support from your friends and your loved ones. Tell them about your new goal. You will more likely to get support. By telling them your resolution it’s a big chance you could have inspired them to change their lifestyle as well. Inspiring others is a great thing!
Consider joining a support group to reach your goals, such as a running group. Having someone to share your struggles and successes will make your journey so much more fun.
WRITE DOWN YOUR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION
Invest in a journal and keep track of your progress every day or week. Make a concrete plan and track your progress. Make post-it notes with motivational quotes that will motivate in inspire you toward reaching your goal.
GIVE YOURSELF A REWARD
Whenever you achieve a sub-goal, reward yourself. All these little steps you take will help you motivate and stay on track.