What’s What Wednesday: New Year Resolutions
With a new year ahead many of us decide to establish resolutions. People may use the New Year to open and enter into new relationships, experiences, and changes. While creating new goals may be exciting, staying true and consistent to our resolutions can be challenging.
Here are a few ways that may help you stay consistent in different areas of your life.
Ways to Stay Consistent to Meet your New Year Resolutions
Budgeting: In order to have the opportunity to travel and have new experiences, it is important to have funds properly planned. By creating a budgeting worksheet or downloading an app, you can better increase your chances of saving for that amazing experience.
Segmenting: If starting a health routine proves to be difficult for you, then creating SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely) may be an option for you. Each day you can try to be active whether through a walk, going to the gym, yoga, etc. Starting with a specific time amount such as 15 minutes and over a few days increase until you can make it to 30 minutes of exercise per day.
Accountability: We can all plateau and that can be frustrating. The key to work through it, is to understand that if change is something you want then it is important to take actions to move towards that change. Hold yourself accountable, ask a friend or family member to call/text/e-mail you as a reminder, set an alarm, make a note, etc. to assist in helping yourself stay on track.