It’s that time of year again when it’s time to start thinking about all of those resolutions that likely won’t stick. According to a recent research, about 80 percent of people give up on their goals by as early as February. But experts says that sticking to one’s resolution is possible with the right mindset.
Here are some ways to make realistic goals this year:
Choose something that you’re passionate about
Resolutions often fail because they aren’t the right ones for you. When you think about what you’d like to change for 2018.
When thinking about what you’d like to change for 2018, consider whether it’s something you personally care about or whether it’s a goal based on outside pressures.
Have some focus
Vague goals can also fail. Be clear in what you want to achieve, rather than just saying you want to lose weight, it’s better to pinpoint exactly how much weight you want to lose, like five pounds in two months. Think of more doable things.
Goals that are way too ambitious are destined to fail. It’s always best to start small. So instead of trying to become vegan, aim to reduce your meat consumption for several meals a week. Or if you want to work out, try to go three times a week instead of daily.
Visualize your goals
Visualizing your goals can actually help you obtain them and recommends starting a journal depicting how your life will improve. We once had a friend who used to do dream and goal mapping where she would have cut-outs of her goals as it helps visualize her dreams to encourage her to turn them into reality. She had her vision board on her wall so that she sees them everyday. By doing such you’ll get a very clear image on what you think you will feel like once you see results.
Good luck on your New Year’s Resolution for the year 2018! We hope you can stick to them until the end of the coming year.