Here in Part 2 of the article looking at new year goals and resolutions, are another 5 strategies to help you to achieve your 2019 goals and resolutions:
Get Support from Friends and Family
Having a solid support system can help you to stay motivated. Explain your goals to close friends or family and ask them to help you achieve your objectives. If your goal is exercise related, enlist the help of a Personal Trainer to ensure your workouts have a clear structure and purpose, this will ensure that you reach your goals in a phased and sustainable way.
Renew Your Motivation
During the first days of a New Year’s Resolution, you’ll probably feel confident and highly motivated because you haven’t faced a great deal of discomfort or temptation associated with making a change. But when you do, remind yourself why you are doing this. What do you have to gain by achieving your goal? Find sources of inspiration that will keep you going when times get tough.
Keep Working on Your Goals
By February, many people have lost the initial spark of motivation they felt immediately after making their New Year’s Resolution. Keep that inspiration alive by continuing to work on your goals, even after facing setbacks. If your current approach isn’t working, re-evaluate your strategies and develop a new plan.
Keep a Resolution Diary to Track Your Progress
Consider writing a resolution diary, where you can collate your thoughts and feelings, successes, and struggles. Also, write down why you are working towards your goal so that you can refer to it during times when you feel uninspired and unmotivated.
Don’t let Small Stumbles Bring You Down
Encountering a setback is one of the most common reasons for people giving up on their New Year’s Resolutions. If you relapse into a bad habit, it’s important not to view it as a failure; the path towards your goal is not a straight one, and there will always be challenges. Instead, move past it, and use it to galvanise your resolve to succeed.
If you’re writing a resolution journal, note important information relating to the relapse such as when it occurred and what might have triggered it. Understanding the challenges you face on the way to achieving your goal will ensure that you’re better prepared when you encounter them again.
So, there you have it, 10 strategies for ensuring success in your New Year Resolution or goal. The fireworks have stopped, and 2019 is 2 weeks old, so go for it!!