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How to Keep a New Year’s Resolution

December 30, 2022

If you’re a serial resolution maker, these hints and tips should keep you on the straight and narrow in 2023. These 4 steps will help you keep your New Year’s resolution and see you achieve everything you want in the new year.  

So, whether your New Year’s resolution is losing weight, learning a new skill, or overcoming a fear, follow these steps and let us know how you get on.

Plan Ahead

Famously Benjamin Franklin once said, ‘By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.’ The same can be said for New Year’s resolutions. You wouldn’t just plunge head-first into the deep end of a pool if you couldn’t swim – so think the same way with your resolutions.  

You could start out by creating some small, easier to digest goals, rather than focusing on the end result. This way you can reward yourself along the way, which also helps with your morale. We’ll get into that more later. 

Focus On 1 New Year’s Resolution At A Time 

You know what it’s like when you have too many things on your to-do list. If you’re anything like us, you end up doing little bits of each and then never finishing a thing. The same can be said for New Year’s resolutions. If you’ve got too many things whirring around your head, you’re not going to focus on the bigger picture and the steps it takes to get there. 

Small Steps 

On average, it takes more than 2 months before a new behaviour becomes automatic – 66 days to be exact. Why not try getting a planner in the January sales and making yourself an action-plan with mini goals along the way.  

It’s important to treat yourself once you hit those goals, whether it’s by having your favourite snack, buying that top you’ve had your eye on for a while or heading to the cinema to see that movie you like the look of.

Get Support

Things are often easier if you share the load, whether you join a group to help achieve your goals or just confide in close friends and family – studies have shown that this can often help keep you on track.  

Speaking of keeping on track, a lot of the time people forget to track their progress. Whether you download an app to count how many days you’ve abstained from something or look against your smaller goals. This is a great way to see how far you’ve come on your journey. 

Are you making any New Year’s resolutions for 2023? Let us know on our official social channels, we’d love to hear how you get on.