Think back to the beginning of the year – are you keeping up with your new year’s resolutions? If not, it’s probably because of how hard it is to make new habits stick – it’s not impossible, but there are a few steps to take to make achieving your goals easier.
First, set specific goals – not just general statements like “I want to work out” – but more specifically, like I want to work out 3 days per week.
And plan – if you’ve got the goal, also plan out exactly when you’re going to accomplish it.
Also, don’t have goals, even though they may be good for you, be something you hate – if you hate running, try to find a different exercise that you do enjoy in its place.
You also will find that life may get in the way – and if it interrupts your schedule for the new habit, don’t be too hard on yourself. Just make sure you do get back to it!
And, finally, if you let your friends and family know about your goals, have them keep on you to encourage you to continue with it – you won’t want to disappoint them!
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