Tips for sticking to your New Year’s resolutions

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After indulging in holiday treats, many people make New Year’s resolutions in a bid to be healthier and happier. Making a new resolution is easier said than done though, with lots of people struggling to stick to them for the duration of the year.

But sticking to your New Year’s resolutions doesn’t need to be difficult; all it takes is a little willpower and a dash of motivation.

Here are a few tips to help you put those resolutions into practice:

Be realistic

If you’ve set yourself a goal that’s a little far-fetched, it’s likely that you won’t really stick to it. Setting your goals too high means that you are placing extra pressure on yourself, which can demotivate you.

Instead, be realistic and make plans to achieve a certain goal within a particular timeframe. Once you have a goal and deadline in mind, you’re more likely to work towards it in the best way possible.

Don’t put yourself down

While there will be days where you feel full of life and energy, there will also be days where you feel a little depleted and have no desire to get up and be active. This is completely normal, so make sure you don’t put yourself down.

Simply take a break, focus on your breathing and go out and do something you enjoy. Afterwards, you will feel revitalized and ready to take on any challenges you’ve set yourself. Remember that the key to achieving your goals is to stay positive.

Speak to others

On the days where you feel unmotivated, it can help to speak to people around you. Sharing your feelings with family and friends can help you to remain optimistic. What’s more, your loved ones may even be going through similar experiences, so being there for each other will give you the support needed to help you achieve your goals.

Lift your spirits

Sticking to your resolutions doesn’t mean you can’t have fun at the same time, so get out and do something you love. This could be anything from going to the cinema with your friend or even doing a spot of shopping.

Finding a balance between having fun and working hard is the key to staying one step ahead.

Download an app

Using Foresters Go can help you to monitor and stay on top of your progress, giving you motivation and desire to get out and be productive.

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