Have you heard that New Year’s resolutions are bad for your health? Well, pay no attention, because they are, in fact, extremely good for you! According to psychology research, success rates for people who set resolutions are 10 times higher than for those who desire change but skip the resolution part.
To help boost your chances for success (and prove those naysayers wrong!), here a few tips for staying motivated:
Get super specific.
Are you eager to get in shape this year? Boost your odds for success by breaking down your goal into specific activities that you can easily measure. For example, instead of “exercising more,” plan to walk an extra 1,000 steps a day. Or, if you’re trying to “save more money,” resolve to skip your daily Dunkin’ Donuts run.
Don’t give up!
Did you know that the more times you fail, the better your chances are for success (according to Psychology Today)? As long as you don’t give up, you’re one step closer to achieving your goals, and this could be your year!
Keep it simple.
From Buddha to Einstein and everyone in between, every wise person on the planet has extolled the benefits of simplicity at one time or another. Simplicity means following the most direct and uncomplicated path to achieve your goals. For example, your resolution to get into shape this year doesn’t need to start with stressful comparison-shopping for the perfect gym. Try doing simple exercises in the comfort of your own home, like stretching when you get out of bed in the morning and doing sit-ups and planks before your shower.
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