We all know how difficult it can be to keep a New Year’s resolution.
It’s caused some of us to eschew even setting them in the first place. But I still think setting resolutions can be a great way to set the tone for a year and a great step towards creating the life you want.
That’s why I’ve put together this list of tips to help you keep your resolutions this year. And even if you don’t keep them, you can use these to at least get you a little closer to them.
1. Make your resolution about the journey instead of the outcome. Of course, the outcome is the thing you want. But whatever the outcome is, whether it’s lose twenty pounds, move to a new city, quit sugar, save a certain amount of money, or read fifty books, the outcome will mean more if you focus on enjoying the journey.
The outcome might be out of your control: you can’t force the pounds off, force your body off of sugar, or make your house sell in five minutes. But you enjoy every step of the process of getting there, and your life will improve for it.
2. Set short goals along the way. Speaking of enjoying every step of the process, set small goals along the way to your bigger one! Breaking your resolution down into smaller chunks will make it more realistic and manageable to achieve.
For example, if losing a certain number of pounds is your goal, try breaking it down by setting goals for eating certain types of foods (ex. Eat 2 servings of vegetables per day, then 3 servings, then 4 servings as time goes on), spending more and more chunks of time working out (ex. Start with a twenty minute workout, then thirty, then forty, etc.), and getting a consistently adequate amount of sleep.
You’ll get closer and closer to your goal as you break it down into small chunks along the way.
3. Schedule time to meet those goals in your calendar. Block off a chunk of time each day right in your calendar to work on your goal. Making it a part of your daily routine helps make making progress on your goals a habit.
4. Celebrate your victories! You don’t want to celebrate in a way that conflicts with your goals (like a shopping spree if your goal is to save money, or a cheeseburger binge if your goal is losing weight) but think of creative ways to treat yourself when you hit certain milestones, like a trip to the movies or a relaxing bubble bath.
Is one of your resolutions moving within the Austin area? If so, hit reply and let me know! I would love to help you find your dream home.
Happy New Year,