With the new year just starting and everyone’s new year’s resolutions being set high hopes for the year ahead prove popular. While setting resolutions is great to keep motivated, it is easy to slip and fall back into bad habits if you don’t keep yourself on track.
Here are our 5 tips to stay motivated in the new year ⬇
- Don’t give yourself too many goals and intentions
When thinking of goals for the new year it can be easy to get carried away and list seven or eight things that you would like to change. However, setting too many goals can often be overwhelming which can lead you to give up altogether.
If you want to keep consistent and be able to achieve your goals, setting one or two at a time is far more likely to lead you to success. Once you find yourself doing well with these goals you can then start adding new ones to your list. Remember that making goals and setting out to achieve them takes time and energy. Be kind to yourself.
2. Monitor your progression
Log every time you do something that helps you towards reaching your goal. You can do this in a notebook or on a digital device or software. Monitoring your progression allows you to see how well you are doing whilst motivating you to do better than you already are. This is one thing that can help you get closer to your goals!
3. Look after your mind
You may not think it but your mind and looking after your mind is of great importance. Our brains are subject to a range of distractions and anxieties, which can affect our motivation and productivity.
Do you look after your mind properly?
4. Create a reward system
Our brains thrive on rewards, if you start to associate a goal with a reward your brain will start to crave that association. Start to give yourself small rewards for the small habits that you do each day to help you get closer to your goal.
5. Remember that thing won’t always be easy
If your setting out to achieve goals, it’s important to remember that the journey isn’t always going to be straightforward. It is natural to have days where you don’t achieve as much as you would like, but that does not mean that you’re failing.
Remember to stay positive!
Here’s to 2022!🙌