As 2018 comes to a close, it’s finally that time to look back on everything we have accomplished. From the highs and the lows alike, 2018 has certainly been an incredible one – and we cannot wait to see what 2019 has in store.
The start of a new year is a clean slate, a chance to try new things and an opportunity to set challenging goals. Enter the age old tradition of creating New Year’s resolutions. Whether the resolutions you make are big or small, it can be difficult to stick to them. We have compiled some of our tips to manifest your goals into realities in 2019!
Keep It Simple, But Meaningful
Often times, we have the tendency to set very lofty New Year’s resolutions. While there is nothing wrong with wanting to make big changes, setting more than one big resolution can result in a full lifestyle adjustment and that can be tricky to sustain. Set yourself up for success by choosing meaningful and realistic resolutions. You want set attainable goals and be able to measure your successes, not set yourself up for disappointment.
One of the key ways to ensure you keep your resolutions is to set milestones and continuously check in with yourself to make sure that you are on track. Especially when choosing larger resolutions such as planning your wedding on a budget or overcoming credit card debt, setting checkpoints helps to make the ultimate goal more attainable.,
Don’t Get Discouraged
A resolution isn’t an easy feat – if it were, we wouldn’t work so hard to try and achieve them year after year. That being said, it’s totally normal and okay to miss a check in or slip up throughout the year. This is why having smaller goals that inevitably help you reach the larger resolution are so helpful. For example, if your goal is to eat healthier and you slip up and accidentally eat an entire sleeve of Oreos (guilty!) don’t just throw in the towel. Tomorrow is a new day! You can even consider little slip ups as a normal PART of your journey to success.
Find A Community
Having a support system is crucial to success when it comes to keeping to your resolutions. Whether it’s family or friends, having a network of people who are cheering you on and are there when you stumble, will ultimately help you get to the finish line. Finding a community will always garner more success and bonus - you might make some new friends! Find your squad and succeed together!
Celebrate Small Successes
It can sometimes feel like it takes a lifetime to achieve a resolution, but celebrating the small successes along the way can keep away any negativity that may cross your mind. You should feel triumphant, even when making the smallest steps toward your ultimate goal, which will inevitably keep you motivated through your journey! Remember, resolutions are self-care and they should feel that way. Make sure to always take time to give yourself a little, or BIG pat on the back. Good for you!
Let us know what some of your New Year’s resolutions are, and what you are most excited for in 2019!