We’re finally cutting ties with the tradition of New Year’s resolutions. Because what’s more fulfilling than setting goals, rules and regulations as you enter January, only to break them two weeks later and feel like a failure before the month is even over. Thanks, but no thanks. While we’re putting aside the list of dos and don’ts this New Year, that doesn’t mean we’re not focused on making positive lifestyle changes. We’ve just got a better idea.
Setting goals and having boundaries is an important aspect of living a healthy life. It’s always good to have something to work towards and even better when you achieve it. However, concentrating your life goals into one big resolution list come January 1st can be quite overwhelming, hence why many of us fall at the first hurdle. That’s why setting smaller, more achievable goals throughout the year is the recipe for success. It’ll prevent you from going all guns blazing and then running out of steam shortly after, because let’s face it, we’re here for the long game. More realistic ambitions and boundaries are unsurprisingly easier to accomplish and when you do, you’ll feel a surge of satisfaction that will fuel your motivation to keep going. For example, if you want to spend less time on your phone, don’t lock it up and throw away the key. You’ll only end up letting it consume your mind before eventually giving in and retrieving it. Instead you could try to not use it past 9.00pm or take part in an activity that will put your attention to better use. In time, you may find that these more subtle changes will lead to larger ones, ones that you’ll be able to maintain too!
We want 2020 to be a year of self-care, positivity and progress. So, sorry New Year’s resolutions, but we’re leaving you in 2019.