Postdate: 03 January 2018
Have you made some good resolutions for the 1st of January? Eating more healthy foods, doing more exercise and having more time for yourself are resolutions that keep coming back every year. However, it is common for you to give up after some time. To prevent this from happening again, make sure you keeping reading.
1. Make a plan
Good intentions sound promising, but are also vague and easy for you to give up on. We would prefer to have more money left over, exercise more, be more relaxed, eat healthier foods and much more. It is better to focus on what is actually happening NOW. Where do you want to be in about one or two months’ time? Make a concrete, achievable plan and work towards this.
2. Take a close look at your current habits
Any good intention requires a change or modification of old behaviour. Do you intend to start a good diet every year, but don’t manage to stick to it every time? Then work out why it fails first. Then focus on learning good, new eating habits. Keep reading to find out how to do this.
3. Call on your family and friends to help you
An intention often remains a mere intention if you feel that you have to go it alone. Don’t hesitate to include your social network or join a group of people who are trying to do the same thing.
4. See it as an ongoing process
The trouble with good intentions is that they are made at the beginning of the year. It is better to formulate good intentions right throughout the year and to continue to work on them. This reduces the chance of starting the year in high spirits, but already giving up after one week and then not re-starting it again.
5. Select pleasant resolutions
Sometimes we can be quite disciplined with good intentions. The word 'must' dominates. This makes us almost forget the nice thing about good intentions. You can think big, but do not overlook the small successes in the process.
Achieving new year's resolutions is not done without a fight. It demands a lot of willpower, accompanied by trial and error. It is also necessary to change your habits. If you take one step at a time, you will get there.