When January begins, it feels like a fresh start. It’s a natural time to get organized and set goals for the New Year. But more often than not, it seems like resolutions fall apart before they make it to December. If you’ve felt this way before, check out these tips that will help you keep your New Year’s resolutions all the way through.
Take Small Steps
Instead of making one big goal this year, break it down into small monthly goals. It’s good to think in the long term, but sometimes thinking only of the end product can be overwhelming. Making your resolution into a series of smaller steps will let you check in on your process more regularly and keep you focused.
Find a Partner
There’s nothing that says you have to do this thing on your own. Sometimes all a person needs is a helping hand, some encouraging words or someone to check in. Find a close friend who you speak with frequently and ask if he or she will make the same resolution and take the journey with you. You can support each other when the going gets tough and celebrate the small steps.
Don’t Give Up
One big mistake people tend to make is giving up after the first mess up. Don’t let a flaw in your perfect plan keep you from following through to the end. Give yourself room for mistakes and keep heading towards that goal!