First post of 2020! New decade and a leap year as well. How exciting is that? Since 2020 is just starting I wanted to share with you 6 ways to conquer your new year’s resolutions. We know how hard it can be to complete them.
Especially for those who feel like they don’t work. Creating resolutions can be overwhelming and stressful when they just should be fun and exciting. After all, we are trying to be better and start the new year with the right foot.Since 2020 is just starting I wanted to share with you 6 ways to conquer your new year's resolutions. We know how hard it can be to complete them. Click To Tweet
How To Conquer Your New Year’s Resolutions
New decade, new me? Resolutions might feel like they aren’t for you. It seems like you can never conquer them, and you just end up disappointed in yourself. I don’t think they are a personal problem, maybe the issue relies on the way you are carrying them out.
I suggest you to try again. Maybe these ways to conquer your new year’s resolutions will work better for you. I believe in you!
1. Break Bad Habits
Instead of writing all the goals you want to achieve this year, write down all the bad habits you want to break. For example, not making your bed every morning. Or being upset over petty things. Those things can be a great start.
It doesn’t always have to be about going to the gym or eating healthier. Even though those are great resolutions, maybe we need to change in the inside first to make the other resolutions possible.
If you have a problem with procrastination or self-discipline, then that might be stopping you from achieving your resolutions from the past.
Once you break all those bad habits you can conquer the rest of your resolutions.
2. Create a Bucket List
Maybe the way you are writing about your new year’s resolutions is not the best for you. Creating a bucket list for the year can get you excited over them and will motivate you more.
Write them down with colors and make the list pretty. Also, add a box at the beginning of it so you can check it after you complete each of them.
3. Start a Challenge Each Month
Maybe looking at your resolutions don’t bring any spark or excitement so you start avoiding them or you simply forget about them.
So instead of looking back in December feeling like a failure, try to change things up in a way that will be fun for you.
If you love challenges then this is the best way for you!
4. Be Specific
Instead of writing big resolutions like: eat healthy. Go for: cook 5 healthy meals a week. You can start slowly and start increasing it within the passing months.
Every quarter you can evaluate each resolution. If you started with 2 meals a week, increase to 5, successively.
Also I wanted to talk about how setting goals for quarters is a better and more actionable way to achieve them. You don’t have the stress of making them work in 30 days. You have more time a you can create a plan.
You can use my goals planner that you can download in my resource library. To download it, you nee to subscribe to my email list.
5. Track Your Resolutions
If you want to save money this year, create a spreadsheet and start tracking your spending. Do it in a fun way though. That way you won’t forget to do it and you will have fun at the same time.
You can use your phone or you can get a cute little notebook to keep track of every goal you want to achieve this year. Like drink more water or consume less sugar.
Pro tip: you can find free habit trackers on Pinterest you can download.
6. Establish New Goals Each Month or Quarter
We normally make new year’s resolutions as a 365-day commitment. Which is a long time. For some people (like me), it’s hard to think in such an advanced time. I barely know my plans for next week. Besides, in each resolution we have many goals.
For example, if I want to be healthier this new year, what do I have to do? Stop eating junk food, be more active, avoid sugar, drink more water, etc.
When I think about just being healthier I wouldn’t know where to start and i get easily get overwhelm. So break each resolution in small goals you can track each quarter or month.
Besides, to form a new habit it takes around 21 to 66 days. It’s not easy to make them stick.
What do you think? It is easy for you to complete your new year’s resolutions or you struggle with them every year? Let me know in the comments!
I haven’t made a resolution list yet, but I’ll be working on that soon. Still trying to figure out what I want for me this year.