That Thing About New Year Resolutions

We’re a month into 2017, hands up if you’ve broken your resolution already! For most of us, new year resolutions are unrealistic optimism, a promise that we know we can’t keep. Who doesn’t want to get fitter, better, and constantly improve on ourselves? Well, it’s not too late. These are 5 quick tips on making a resolution. AND KEEPING IT.

1.Set goals that you can track

Generic goals like “I want to be fitter this year” are difficult to track and very easy for us make excuses for ourselves (walking while shopping doesn’t count as a workout!) Set goals that you can keep a log of, such as “I want to be able to run for 45 mins”. This helps you see your improvements, and every improvement keeps you motivated!

2. Be realistic

It’s great to reach out for the stars, but setting terribly unrealistic goals will only bring you down when you reach the end of the year and realise that you didn’t get ANY closer to what you set out to achieve. Be bold, but do set goals that are attainable and one that you can plan your way to success!

3. Sit down and plan your schedule

If getting fitter in 2017 is one of your goals, plan your schedule around it! Lock down the times that you want to exercise down in your planners or digital calendars, and do plan your day around those times. Once you get into the habit of planning your day around your fitness routine, you will get used to it!

4. Resolutions doesn’t have to only start at the start of a new year

Resolutions are goals that you set for yourself, so it can start at any time, any place. Just keep in mind that resolutions are for yourself, and only you can decide what you want to achieve. Don’t beat yourself up if you backslide, but it’s never too late to create one now!

5. Celebrate the small successes along the way

It’s a long road ahead with 11 more months of 2017 left, so it’s likely that once in awhile, it feels like we’re a long way from achieving our goals. Remember to treat yourself and celebrate any small improvements, and be kind to yourself! Setting resolutions isn’t about stressing yourself out, it is always about improving yourself and feeling good about it while getting there!



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