New Year, New You: Resolutions that Work
The year 2020 was one that none of us expected. We made it through and that is something to celebrate! Are there changes you want to make in 2021? Read on for some tips to make your New Years’ resolutions stick and to help you see them through. Can’t come up with any resolutions for 2021?! Don’t worry! Work Well has also included some ideas that will improve your own health and well-being.
Tips to Tackle Your New Year's Resolutions
Dream big. Think about your overall goal and what you hope to achieve in 2021. Do you want to quit smoking or lose 20 pounds? Whatever it is, think about what you want to come out of 2021 having accomplished.
Break those big dreams into small steps. Make a “To-Do” list or a running checklist of the steps it is going to take you to get to completing your resolution.
Understand why you should or shouldn’t make a change. Making a list of “Pros” and “Cons” can help your mind weigh the benefits and the drawbacks of this New Year’s resolution. It will also help you to think about all of the benefits this change can have on your life.
Commit yourself. Make yourself accountable through a written or oral promise to yourself. You can also ask family members or friends to cheer you on or seek out folks with like-minded goals online.
Learn from the past. Any time you failed in the past to make a change, consider it a step toward your goal. It is also important to think about what steps previously did not work and how you can try a different route this time around.
Give thanks for what you do. Forget perfection. Set your sights on finish the marathon, not on running it.
Ideas of New Year's Resolutions
- Meditation and Yoga
- Quit smoking
- Prioritize family
- Read more
- Find time for yourself
- Cook one new thing each week
- Create a cleaning schedule you can stick to
- Take the stairs instead of the elevator
- Become a plant owner
- Drink more water
- Wear clothing that makes you feel good
- Take back your lunch break
- Do one thing at a time
- Take more walks
- Give yourself more compliments
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