It’s just been over a week since the new year came in with all the promise and glitter every new year does. You made resolutions. This year is going to be different; you will achieve your new year’s resolutions. Those first few days you were motivated to make a difference in your life, but now, life is getting in the way of your dreams and goals.
The good news is you aren’t the only one. Approximately 25% of those who made new year’s resolutions have already let them slip. Change is not easy. It can be near impossible, or so it seems.
What can you do to make sure you don’t let your mojo slip, and you give up those resolutions? Take a few minutes to use these strategies to get re-energized to achieve your new year’s resolutions.
5 “Rs” to Re-Energize to Achieve New Year’s Resolutions
Take a few minutes to remember why you made your resolutions. Did you write them down? If so, why was it important to create these resolutions. Once you remember the why, ask yourself why again. Keep asking yourself why 3-5 times.
For example. New Year’s Resolution: Lose Weight
Why? To fit in my jeans.
Why? So I feel better when I go out.
Why? So I have confidence.
Why? Then I won’t feel like I am being judged.
Keep the list in a place you can look at them weekly. Your why is one of the keys to staying on the road to success.
What have you done in the last few days to achieve your resolutions? Did you go for a walk 3 times last week? Did you eat one vegetable at every meal? Whatever it was, celebrate. You need to let your brain know you are making progress by celebrating even if there is no physical change. Your brain needs rewards of celebration to believe what it is doing is working.
Is there something on your list that you thought you should do, but just isn’t motivating or working? Change it slightly or get rid of it all together. Don’t let one resolution affect the way you move toward change. Fix what isn’t working and move forward. It is small, consistent steps that will get your where you want to go.
Does it feel like you are fighting an uphill battle? Get reinforcements. Find a friend and ask her to help you stay motivated. Join a Facebook Group for support. Talk to a health coach to see if that is what you need. Sometimes having someone listen, strategize and push you a little can make all the difference in your motivation toward your resolutions.
Set a timer and go on Pinterest for 15 minutes. Search by the resolution you made. There will be a surplus of motivation, so set your timer. Find one or two articles to read to get your mojo back by mixing it up a little, trying something different or at a different time, or adding something fun to your rewards for achieving a step toward your resolutions. Just don’t compare yourself to anyone else. You are on your own journey. No journey is a straight line up. There are many ups and downs. Celebrate that your journey is still moving forward.
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