How to prepare yourself for new traditions in 2020

 

Are you planning to set New Year’s Resolutions this year? Do you typically set resolutions? Are you successful with them? I know many of us try and fail to keep resolutions.  This really isn’t our fault. We are not less than because we couldn’t accomplish it. It’s just so freaking hard sometimes. 

How about we make it a resolution to succeed at our resolutions this year? Are you ready?

How to prepare yourself for new traditions in 2020

Take care of yourself

First and foremost, you absolutely must take care of yourself!  When you are not feeling well either mentally or physically, it becomes much, much easier to give up on your goals.  When you are feeling under the weather, or you are not at the top of your mental health game, it is much more difficult to be motivated to change anything.  

Don’t set the bar too high

Look, you can do anything you want. ANYTHING. I am a firm believer in that. That said, make sure the goals you set for yourself are realistic and won’t cause you to become overwhelmed.  When you feel overwhelmed it is much easier to give up. We don’t want to give up, right?

Set incremental goals

Okay say that you are setting a goal to save an extra $1000 by the end of the year. Start small. Break this goal up into many, smaller goals. Those are easier to accomplish and since you can accomplish them easier, you will be more motivated to keep pushing on. 

Reward yourself 

Once you have reached your smaller goals, be sure to reward yourself. Giving yourself small rewards is a great way to keep motivated to stick to your goals and keep on!

For those who have succeeded at reaching their New Year’s Resolution goals, how did you do it? What tips would you share with others trying to do the same?




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