Have you ever found yourself in mid-February trying to remember, ‘What was my New Year’s resolution again?’ You’re not alone.
In fact, according to US News & World Report, about 80% of people never follow through with their New Year’s resolutions. That’s a staggering number of let downs, but think of it this way: that means 20% actually achieve their New Year’s resolution.
Millions of resolution-setters are achieving goals like running 5K’s, lowering stress levels, and being more present for their families. You could be one of them!
What’s the secret sauce for living your best year yet? Read on for 3 tried-and-true tips for setting a 2021 New Year’s resolution that sticks, along with ideas for achievable resolutions.
1.) Be specific.
Part of the reason the vast majority of people lose their resolve is that their resolutions are unrealistic to begin with. When you set a goal on January 1, make sure it’s simple, specific, and achievable. Instead of “lose weight,” try “to cook a healthy dinner at home at least five times per week.” Instead of “reduce stress,” try “to meditate before bed for five minutes a day.” According to the NY Nutrition Group, those who set less vague resolutions are ten times more likely to achieve them!
2.) Be patient.
When you’re striving for greatness, or just trying one new recipe per week, remember: Rome wasn’t built in a day! Even if we’re talking about resolutions like reducing waste or taking more time for creativity, new habits and lifestyle changes take time. Let yourself off the hook for attaining immediate results. Starting small and practicing patience will lead to more sustainable success.
3.) Be prepared.
Make sure to equip yourself with the tools you need to triumph! If you’re committing to a daily act of self-care this year, start by setting up a fitness or yoga space in your home. For those resolving to live a less cluttered life, don’t just check out your copy of The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up – take time to read it! Make it your mission to set yourself up for success before January 1.
Let 2021 be the year you make self-care a non-negotiable. Whatever your New Year’s resolution is, the success of your resolution is determined by making yourself, your goals, and your health a priority. You’ve got this!
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