How many times have you made New Year’s resolutions, only to epically fail just two weeks into the year?
We found a great article from Time Magazine (time.com, article written by Ted Spiker) that highlights 17 strategies for keeping your resolutions.
Here are some of our favorites:
- The term “resolution” has become another term for “you’re not going to succeed.” Use the term “goal,” instead—with the expectation that you will meet it.
- Be specific about what you want to achieve. Time’s example is, “I will set my alarm for noon every weekday for a 30-second stretch of my adductor longus muscles.”
- Use social media to your advantage. Tweet/Facebook/Instagram/Snapchat your goal so that you can feel accountable.
- Pick a skill, rather than a size. Choose something you can’t physically do right now (like climb a mountain) and train toward your goal. The little steps you take to get there are just as important as the end goal.
- The best resolutions are the ones you share with others. Recruit your friends with similar goals and work as a team. (And competition is a great motivator!)
Click here to read the full article: 17 Ways to Make a New Year’s Resolution You’ll Actually Keep