As we all know, New Year's resolutions are usually a load of crap. We set unrealistic goals for ourselves, and by the time February rolls around, we've already failed.
Well, this year is going to be different!
Whether you’re trying to achieve your fitness goals, step up the career ladder, or enrich your relationships, here are seven ways to stick to your resolutions. So read on, committed Resolutioners!
1. Set achievable goals
Don’t be too hard on yourself! Start it slow and steady. Once you get your veins pumping, then move towards a bigger challenge. It’s important to start with goals that are achievable and realistic.
Instead of immediately jumping to a full marathon (even though you had no prior experience), why not start with a 5k first? Take it one step at a time. You’ll get there soon enough.
2. Make it visible
Whether it’s a list or one goal, make sure you make it one of your touchpoints in your daily routine. Be it the wallpaper on your phone or posting a short note on the door or fridge, keep reminding yourself of what you need to do and why you need to stick to your resolution.
3. Ask for help
There’s no shame in asking for help, especially when your primary intent is to better yourself. Whether you need help to shift things around so you can stick to your goals, or simply need a trainer or a physician to help assess your goals, this would help you gain a better perspective.
Ask your therapist or trainer how kinesiology taping can help you maximize your potential.
4. Learn from your mistakes
Some of the things on your list may be accrued from last year's unsuccessful resolutions. Assess your year and figure out what made that particular resolution fail.
Was it poor planning? Lack of resources? Unexpected turn of events? If anything can be changed this year, it’s time to do so.
5. Proper diet
As they say, it is 70% diet and 30% exercise. Diet doesn’t always mean that you need to lessen your food intake.
Depending on your goals, some may need to increase their protein intake to build muscles. While for some, carbs may be the diet for them especially if they do a lot of endurance training.
It depends on your goals and the activities you’re into. Know more about your activity and your health and do a lot of research or hire a nutritionist.
6. Learn and adapt
If this isn’t your first rodeo, then you would know that somewhere along the way, things change. Things may become more challenging as you progress.
If you try something new and it doesn't work out, take it and learn from it. You now know better and can do better.
7. Don’t forget your mental health
Often overlooked by most, mental health is just as important as putting in the work physically. With deteriorating mental health, all your hard work may go down the drain.
Sticking to a goal is a mental game. The mind power it takes to be able to wake up every day determined to work on yourself is one of the hardest parts of working towards your New Year’s Resolutions. Make sure you’re doing this for the right reasons. Remind yourself every day why you need to do this.
It’s time we take back our life - not just every New Year! But it’s a good excuse to jumpstart our “new life," right?
Ready for 2023? Because we are! Check out our tapes here and what you can do to help minimize injuries while you’re stepping it up for your resolution!
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