We have now entered the new decade, so this raises the question—how is that New Year’s resolution going? If you’re one of the millions of people who’ve forgotten about their 2020 goals, zone in on achieving those intentions once and for all with these tips. Unlocking the power of your determination can help you to meet the goals you’ve been hoping to achieve so you can better your health.
Shake Things Up
It’s normal to get bored; human beings are not stagnant creatures, after all. However, if you’ve abandoned one of your resolutions because they no longer seemed worth pursuing, it’s time to shake things up. Try a new fitness class at your local gym. If the sound of lifting weights sounds off-putting, don’t force yourself to do it if you hate it! You can find something you enjoy doing to make exercising less of a chore, like swimming or boxing. Additionally, take some time to familiarize yourself with new healthy recipes to make your fitness-related goals exciting again.
Focus on the Why
There was a good reason you set those goals in the first place. Looking back on this can reignite your motivation. If you struggle with remembering your ‘why,’ write it on your mirror with a dry erase marker. You can also create a vision board to remind you of these intentions. Viiva advises choosing a why that is something deeper to propel you forward. Getting into a smaller outfit should be treated as a bonus, not a primary objective. Getting healthy for your family, on the other hand, is a great motivating factor that will keep you going even when times get tough.
We often fail to commit to our goals because they seem unattainable after that powerful New Year’s burst of motivation has fizzled out. According to Franciscan Health, it’s important to take some time to revisit those same goals and break them down into smaller and more realistic intentions that will set you on the right path. For example, if your goal was to lose weight, break this down into something more achievable and specific. Make your new goal to go to the gym three times a week instead.
While it’s easy to abandon a New Year’s Resolution after the excitement surrounding it has died down, there’s no way you’ll make progress if you don’t pursue it. By shaking things up, zoning in on your ‘why,’ and breaking up your goals into more manageable ones, you can find success.