The New Year has begun, and it’s time to make another new resolution. I’m sure many have already written down their New Year’s aspirations, but what are these New Year’s aspirations? Often, it’s a promise to kick one bad habit and absorb good changes for a better future, either to ourselves or with dear ones near us.
New Year’s aspirations:
- Weight loss
- Get healthy and exercise regularly
- Healthy eating habits
- Take a yoga class
- Quit smoking
- Stop excessive drinking
- Play sports
Overall, I’ve found that most solutions are about health and lifestyle. But the difficulty is sticking to the resolution. Maintaining enthusiasm every week is not easy. Especially if you have never played sports or have been active in the past. Maintaining the same level of motivation throughout the year is not easy. It’s hard to get discipline. Most people are not motivated and give up within a few days. Sticking to the resolutions made requires focus, planning, and determination. It takes the same amount of time to change a particular habit.
Tips for sticking to your new year resolution
Golden Rule: Make your goals achievable and don’t aim for goals that are too difficult to reach
- Once you have decided on an achievable solution, write it down. Writing it down creates a greater connection between your thinking self and your acting self. This makes the resolution more realistic than the resolution in your head alone.
- Change one behavior at a time. It takes time to replace unhealthy behavior with healthier behavior.
- Fitness cannot be your short-term goal.
- If you want to eat junk food, think about what the benefits you will get from it. It’s the same as thinking before making a financial investment. In some cases, you can include pizzas and burgers, but not daily.
- If you want to lose 20kg, reach your goal by reducing 2-3kg a month. Losing 20 kg in two months is not feasible, as it takes years to accumulate all the fat and only slowly disappears.
- If you want to quit smoking but smoke 20 sticks a day, gradually reduce it. It takes time for the body and mind to adapt to change, so it cannot be stopped immediately.
- If you plan to start exercising, yoga, or other activities in the morning, start 3 days a week instead of 7 days a week.
- Most have the problem of getting up early to exercise. Start at a comfortable time. If you wake up at 8am every day and plan to start exercising at 5am, it rarely happens because it takes time to adjust the circadian system. Instead, try to get up at a practical 7am. That way, you can continue for a long time.
- Be positive while thinking about achievable goals. Instead of saying I can’t do anything, I say it feels much better to do this.
- Always talk to your neighbors and loved ones about your determination and seek their support in order to successfully reach your goals.
- Check your progress and reward your first goals
Finally, don’t wait for anything. Every day is a new day. Immediately start working on the solution. There is a famous saying.Whatever you want to do tomorrow, what you want to do today, whatever you want to do today, do it now! “
Let’s work on the New Year’s aspirations.