Here we are a whole week into 2015 – how are those resolutions coming along? Excellent, we hope, but if you’re not quite crushing it yet, we’re here to help. While we all start out the New Year with the best of intentions, sometimes we overestimate how much we can reasonably take on at once. When that happens, it’s best to take a step back and reboot.
Follow the tips below to make even your biggest, wildest goals achievable. All it takes is a little organization and a bit of hard work. See for yourself.
Break it Down
Resolving to eat healthier is a big commitment and also not very specific. How are you going to eat healthier? What will make you eat healthier? Create a set of mini-goals which all add up to your bigger goal. For example, you could start by eating an extra serving of vegetables at dinner 4 times a week. Once you’ve mastered that, move on to your next task. In no time, healthy eating might just become second nature.
Find your Motivation
Discovering what really motivates you can be the difference between killing it at the gym or skipping your session all together. Search for something meaningful such as losing weight so you can run around and play with your kids versus wanting to drop a few pounds to look better in a pair of jeans. While both provide motivation, the former is more likely to stick.
It can be difficult to make a big (or small) change on your own and there’s no reason you have to. Don’t be afraid to ask others for help or even just for their support. Tell your friends and family about the goals you are trying to achieve and how they can help get you there. You’ll be surprised how much easier it is to do tough things if you have the encouragement of others, especially those who are most important to you.