• Teresa Bulford-Cooper

7 Tips How To Stick To Your New Year Resolutions

Hello lovely peeps, I hope this finds you well and bug free!

Hopefully you enjoyed the festive season one way or another and are now looking into 2021 with a good positive attitude.

I am going to share with you the reasons people don’t stick to their New Year’s Resolutions (NYR) and is it worth bothering to make them!

So, let’s have a look at those New Year Resolution’s - have you made any this year and if so will you stick to them?

A New Year’s resolution is basically the same as setting yourself a goal to achieve. I know I have set many over past years like many other people by February/March they have gone out of the window and flown away in the March winds!! The most popular seem to be losing weight, giving up the fags and drinking less.

So why bother setting ourselves these NYR (goals)?

Committing ourselves to doing something is a way of either feeling we are cleaning up our act or setting ourselves up to reach out for something that’s been eluding us for a while.

Here’s seven tips to keep you on track- you could print these out and keep them near to refer to.

1. Write it down. If you are setting some (or one) it is important to write it down as it then becomes reality and not a dream - a NYR or goal will stay a dream unless you do this!

2. A whoops moment. We all have them, which I am sure is reassuring to know! If you fall overboard it’s not the end of the world, tell yourself “that’s ok, I’m only human and let’s start again” - you can get back on the boat if you fall off.

3. Keeping track. Keep a diary so that you can chart any feelings that may be making you waiver - we need to deal with those if they become persistent.

4. Keep it realistic. Your goal must be something you can accomplish, be specific about what you want – it’s no-good setting yourself up to fail (not that there’s such a thing as failure in my eyes - just a learning curve of how not to do it in the future and learn by it).

5. Measure it. Make sure it’s measurable - Where are you at certain times with it as to where you were before? How will you know when you have reached your goal?

6. Reward yourself as you hit targets and make progress towards your goal.

7. Be kind to yourself and make sure your inner voice is telling you positive things!

Some people don’t bother making NYR - that’s ok - maybe you are happy with where you are and what you have in life which is great. However, having said that I do feel it is important to have some goals to work towards no matter how small or large - we all need to feel a purpose in life.

If you feel you need some support or help to see your way forward let’s arrange a time for a chat to see what we can sort out for you.

Stay well, much love

Teresa. x

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