It’s that time of year again. Your original motivation to stick to your New Year's resolutions may have faded, and you find yourself slipping back into bad habits. But you don’t have to reverse your good trends! Use the following tips to help you get back on track.
1. Make Sure Your Goal is Clear
Many individuals make the mistake of setting vague goals like, “lose a few pounds.” Come up with a more achievable, clear resolution, like “eat peanuts instead of potato chips.”
2. Make Yourself Accountable
Telling your friends and family about your goal can help keep you honest. Let them know you’d like their support, and you could be surprised at the outcome!
3. Use Phone Apps
There are many new apps for smartphones on the market to help individuals achieve their New Year's resolutions. For example, the app Lift helps you track your goal and gives you virtual ‘rewards’ when you make smart choices.
4. Allow For Mistakes
Just because you slip up l once doesn’t mean you have to give up on your resolution entirely. Acknowledge that you’ll make mistakes and then just hop right back on the saddle.
5. Celebrate Yourself
The best way to keep your healthy resolutions is to reward yourself when you have success. Take time to really be proud of yourself and select treats that make you feel great.