What was your "New Year's resolution" the previous year? You certainly wished for something good, but did you work for it? Or, it was just another resolution that passed as time flew. Honestly, we all make New Year resolutions, but it all goes in vain because we do not act.
“It is important that when we make a resolution, or establish a goal, that we take the ACTION necessary to accomplish that goal.” ― Steve Maraboli
If you have the will to do something, you can accomplish it by following the right plan. For starters, keep these two tips in your mind-
1] Do not set an unachievable resolution
The most common reason resolutions fail is that we make the wrong choice during the initial stage. If you make an unattainable resolution like- "I will lose 10 kgs this coming new year." Do you even know if it is the right thing to do? Will you be able to adjust your lifestyle to achieve this? Will this goal incline with your health needs?
2] Focus on progress instead of perfection
Having an optimistic mindset, believing in your hard work, and constantly recording progress (Take help of a journal, trust us, it's a satisfying feeling to tick the boxes to 'done') are the 'not so secret' ingredients to make your resolutions come true. Practice day in and day out to consistently perform better. Take it step-by-step.
Start by making small lifestyle changes:
Adopt a guided workout plan-
Setting new fitness goals can be fruitful if they are backed up by proper guidance and the trainer's expertise. They will help you start an exercise program that you enjoy and stick to.
Brush up your cooking skills-
One of the easiest ways to improve your mental and physical health is to cook more meals at home. It gives you more control over the ingredients in your meals and thus you can cut off calories that are stuffed in market processed foods.
Start a new course-
Learning a new thing is one of the proven ways to sharpen your mind. The more senses you use to learn; the more your brain plays a role in remembering memories. And above all, you are never too old to learn something new.
Additional interesting resolution ideas to elevate your New Year game-
- Try waking up early for 21 days. Follow the 21/90 rule. The law is simple enough. Stick to a personal or professional goal for 21 consecutive days. After three weeks it should become a habit to pursue this goal. Once you learn this habit, continue with it for another 90 days.
- Solidify your beauty routine. Who doesn't need clean and glowing skin, shiny hair, and rosy lips? Follow expert-curated tips for winters to keep your lips, skin, and hair.
- Why not meditate? Meditation (even for 5 minutes a day) helps vacate your mind in better ways than you’d envision.
Changes can be difficult to implement, they can make you uncomfortable, and you might feel like giving up at one point. But, whenever you feel like quitting, remember why you started. Tweak your philosophies and practice gratitude. You are awesome. Realize your worth and everything shall fall in place this New Year 2023.
May you have a great one.