Sticking to new year’s resolutions
So it’s nearly the end of summer and you have already called quits on your New Year’s Resolutions…yet you were so convinced that this year you’d follow through (yip, we know the feeling). When it comes to keeping resolutions, it requires a bit more than excitement. It’s one thing to come up with a list of goals, but practicing them requires just that – practice. Go in to the New Year with a positive but realistic attitude and you’ll manifest 2015 to be your most rewarding year yet!
Cotton On Body partnered up with some of the hottest Aussie health and fitness experts to share their New Year resolutions and tips on how to stick to them! Check out what our favourite fitness guru, Kayla Itsines says on helping stick to your resolutions:
- Be Realistic. Don’t be too hard on yourself! The whole point of a new year’s resolution is to help you to achieve something you didn’t in the year that has past. It doesn’t have to be a HUGE list of things. It can be one or two important goals you’ve set yourself.
- Make it Meaningful. Your new year’s resolution has to really mean something to you personally. Most resolutions are generally to make some kind of change in your life, which will always include both sacrifice and action. If the resolution doesn’t mean enough to you, when it comes to sacrificing something in order to reach that goal, you won’t take action on it. It’s as simple as that.
- When and Why? Think about why you want to do it for yourself. If you can’t come up with a good reason or if it’s because some else has told you to, choose a different resolution. Set yourself a target date. When do you want to achieve this by? Circle that date in your calendar and work towards it!
- Track Your Progress. By keeping track of small progress, it can keep you motivated to continue to get closer towards the bigger picture. Prioritise and focus on one thing at a time.
- Surround Yourself With Support. Tell your close friends and family about your resolutions. They can be there to lift you up and remind you of your resolutions when you might feel like giving up on it.
- Keep It Positive. Try not to use the words “I don’t” or “I can’t” and use positive connotations like “I will” and “I can”.
- Write It Down. Anywhere you will see it regularly – fridge, mirror, post-it on your computer screen! Little reminders of what you want to achieve can help to push you in the right direction if you’re getting off track.