With the New Year just around the corner and New Year’s resolutions on our minds, I thought I would put together some of my favourite tips for actually following through with your resolutions. No one wants to make resolutions only to give up a few weeks later and then end up feeling disappointed.
These tips don't need to necessarily apply to New Year's resolutions only, they are great for any goals you may set at any time during the year.
I also want to take a quick moment to thank all of the amazing BBG Community for another incredible year! I am so proud of each and every one of you, and the wonderful things we have achieved as a community. I can't wait for an even better 2016!
So, how do you stick to your New Year resolutions?
1. Set Short Term Goals
It is much harder to stick to your resolutions if they are long term goals which will take a while to complete, as you may lose focus. The best thing to do is to break down your long term goals into smaller ones you can achieve bit by bit to reach the long term one.
By setting short term goals you have the added pressure of time that may motivate you to try harder and will give you a date to work towards. This is one of my favourite tips because it helps you stay organized and makes something that seems large and unreachable, a real possibility.
2. Write Them Down
Having your goals and resolutions written down will help you to visualize them and keep them in your mind. My favourite thing to do is to create a mood board filled with pictures and quotes that can help you reach your goals. If you are working towards achieving a toned body you feel confident in, stick up pictures of people that motivate you. Remember it is not about looking exactly like someone else, but using them as inspiration and motivation for your own life.
Telling your friends about your goals can help as well, because it will keep you accountable and voicing them will make them seem real.
3. Continue Assessing & Re-evaluating Your Resolutions
One of the biggest reasons people quit and and give up on their resolutions is because they might hit a wall or realise it isn't working. This is perfectly okay and I want you girls to remember the point of a goal or resolution is to better yourself and your life. If something isn't working for you, it may be time to re-evaluate and make changes to your resolution.
For example if you are saving for something and have a weekly budget, but are finding it hard to stick to it - adjust the amount you want to save each week. If you are trying to eat healthier but keep binging because you are depriving yourself, try not to give up on all your favourite foods all together so you don't become unhappy and sabotage your progress. It is all about being aware of what works for you and your life, after all balance is the key.
I hope these tips have helped girls! Have a safe and happy New Year - let's make 2016 even better!!
Love, Kayla xx