How Not to Break Your New Year’s Resolutions

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New Year, New Me! That’s how I feel at the beginning of every year, because January 1 is like a blank slate – a chance to start fresh, dream big and commit to something. The sky’s the limit, am I right? But ask me how I’m doing a few months into the year and you might hear me sing a different tune … New Year’s Reso-what? This year, one of my New Year’s Resolutions is to not break my New Year’s Resolutions (so meta, I know). If you’re in the same boat, I’m sharing a few tips on how to stay on track, whether you’re on Day 1 or Day 365.

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1. Set reasonable goals.
There’s something about the New Year that makes us feel overly ambitious, especially when it comes to setting goals for ourselves. Sure, it’s full of good intent, but it can also be the reason behind a lot of broken resolutions. Instead, take things one step at a time. This might mean setting a goal for the next month, instead of the entire year. Or resolving to work out 3-4 times a week, instead of aiming to lose 30 pounds. When you break it down, your aspirations seem way more achievable and you become much more motivated to work towards them.

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2. Share it with friends and family.
Now that you’ve got your resolutions resolved, who’s going to keep you accountable to them? By sharing your goals with friends and family, you create an instant support system that will cheer you on and keep you honest. Who knows, you might even inspire someone to join the journey with you – gym buddies, anyone? I usually share my resolutions on my blog (coming soon!), which also allows me to go back and reference them later in the year.

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3. But do it for yourself.
Whether you resolve to feel healthier, be more active or learn more, you’re the one that has everything to gain from your goals. Not your parents, not your significant other and definitely not your exes. If you find yourself a few months into the year and struggling to keep up, don’t forget why you made the resolutions in the first place. You did it for you!

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Do you have any New Year’s Resolutions? I would love to hear how your tips on keeping on with your goals – leave me a note in the comment section below!

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  1. says

    Really great tips! Most people don’t even bother trying to accomplish their goals or if they do try, they end up giving up in the second week of January haha

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