The Workshop:How to Keep Your New Years Resolution

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Who here is still going strong with their New Year's Resolution?

If you're like most of us in the world, you probably have already fallen off the New Year's Resolution wagon. I'm here to tell you that it's ok. I've read on the internet that January is like a free trial anyway. Just because the year is not technically new anymore does not mean you can't start new resolutions, but before you do,  consider these things.


1. Make small goals to reach the bigger goals

Say for example your goal is to lose 30 lbs by 2019, give yourself some benchmarks. Instead of thinking about the 30 right away give yourself short term, small goals like 5 lbs. by March 2018. I don't know about you, but when I make to-do lists, the best part is crossing items off when I finish the task. So if I am able to reach a mini goal to get me to my bigger goal, that's a win-win in my book.


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2. Make a plan
Goals are not goals unless you have a plan to get there. For example, your goal is to save money. Alright so how are you going to get there? Be specific. You want to save? How much? How much are you putting away every check or every month?


3. Check your progress and celebrate (even small) victories
The best way to motivate yourself is to know you're doing a great job getting there. Don't be too hard on yourself. No one is perfect. The fact that you're doing something to better yourself. Once you reach your small goal, celebrate. I'm not saying spend all your savings or binge eat. Treat yourself to something small, like a spa day or your favorite dessert. Celebrating doesn't have to extravagant, just something that will make you happy to pat yourself on the back will work.

That's it for me! Leave me your not so new year resolution below. I want to get some ideas.

-D

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