We’re now a week into January and that steely determination you had a week ago is perhaps wavering and dangerously close to buckling all together. Sticking to New Year’s Resolutions can be tough; one study* in particular showed that 88% of us that make them will fail, despite 52% of us confident of success in the beginning.
Here are some handy tips to give you all the more chance of success:
Focus on only one resolution. Trying to lose weight, run a mile, quit smoking, cut down on alcohol all at once can be overwhelming. Choosing just one element of your health for improvement will increase your chance of success.
Make the resolution specific and keep track of your progress. The best way to do this is to set yourself realistic mini-goals in a bid to reach your ultimate goal. Click here for our goal setting blog post.
Keep rewarding yourself each time you reach your goals this will keep you motivated to continue.
Share your experiences with family and friends. Having people alongside you supporting you and willing you to succeed will make a difference to your outlook. If your New Year’s Resolution is fitness related why not start a fitness blog?
Good luck with your New Year’s Resolutions. Remember you can be part of the 12% that succeed!