Only 8 per cent of people actually keep their New Year’s resolutions! Are you a part of the 93 percent that don’t?
Well I am, but this year I am trying hard to commit to my resolutions: I want to eat healthier, sleep more, and not watch so much television. So far I am on day three of a cleanse, I have gone to bed early every night of 2018 without watching a show to put me to sleep.
For me this is progress, but since 80 per cent of resolutions fail by the second week of February, this blog is designated to help you keep your resolution.
Even if this isn’t one of your top resolutions, staying organized can help you a lot. Life is so much easier when you have a clean house, meal plans, and know where your keys are.
So if you stay organized you will have more time, and less stress to get your resolution done!
A way that I stay organized is by keeping a detailed journal/agenda. It is there that I track: what I eat, how much I work out, what I have to get done that day, and anything else that seems important.
I also lay out my clothes and everything I might need the night before, this helps me stay organized and keep my life on track.
Yes I know you’re probably not a thirteen year old girl, or if you are congrats on being young. Regardless of age creating a dream or vision board can really help you focus on what you really want.
Here’s how to make one,
What you’ll need:
- Poster board
- a printer
- Glitter (if you want, obviously.)
- Cut out images that remind you of your resolutions
- tape them on the poster board
- Write inspirational words, numbers or phrases that will keep you going throughout the year
- Hang it some where you will see it everyday
Personally I love making vision boards, I try to make one every year. But because I am human, I tend to lose track of my resolutions. So making a vision board helps me get back on track!
No this does not mean that for every one pound you lose you should get to eat a box of donuts.
Reward yourself with something small every time you have hit a milestones. You run a mile, take yourself out to the movies. It can be anything really but make sure you plan them out, that way you have something waiting for you.
But again, make sure your reward does not contradict your original goal.
I tend to actually forget to this really helpful step, which leads to me being unmotivated and eventually I give up on my goals. However, I plan to actually rewards myself this year, hopefully it helps.
I’ll make sure to let you know what happens, I might fail completely, or I might just succeed.