So you messed up on your New Year’s resolution? Here are five questions to ask yourself, to get back on track to achieving your goals.
When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, you either love the idea or hate it. Personally, I love setting a New Year’s resolution, in correlation with goals and intentions for the New Year! It’s a nice way for me to take a step back and appreciate how far I’ve come in the previous year, while focusing on creating both long-term and short-term goals to continue achieving the lifestyle I yearn to live.
However, it isn’t always the easiest to stay disciplined to achieving a New Year’s resolution. But don’t be too hard on yourself! Instead of losing motivation, ask yourself the five questions listed below to provide guidance on how to get back on track.
As with many things in life, success is earned through slow and steady perseverance. However, in today’s fast paced society, it seems like most individuals expect success to happen overnight. And yes, that may be the reality for some, but for most, we have to put in the work to get to where we want to be in life. With that being said, I recommend writing out your answers to these five questions listed below, to get back on track to finishing your year off strong.
Unrealistic expectations are dangerous. However, instead of abandoning your New Year’s resolution, what if you simply reworked it to be more realistic, especially within your lifestyle?
Sometimes the New Year’s resolution is realistic, just not attainable. Did something happen that made your New Year’s resolution not possible to obtain? As with the first question, how can you rework your New Year’s resolution so it is attainable?
Long story short, a goal without a plan is simply a dream. Did you write down your New Year’s resolution, then write down short-term goals on how you will achieve it? What is one small change you can make each day, week, or month to get you closer to achieving your New Year’s resolution?
Motivation is temporary. Discipline is necessary. Figuring out your why will hold you accountable when you lose motivation. For example, if you want to lose weight, ask yourself why? Continue asking yourself the same question until you land on your final why. You may determine your why is ultimately to be around to watch your grandkids graduate from high school. Use this as your source for remaining disciplined.
Instead of thinking, “I have to go workout”, what if you thought, “I get to go workout”? Changing your mindset from negative to positive is easier said than done. However, it is possible! One lifestyle habit I have created in the past few years is, 10-before-10 – a crucial part of my morning routine. I will list 10 things I am grateful for before 10 am, challenging myself to write down 10 different things each day. By implementing this one simple 3-minute task, it allows me to realize how blessed I truly am, while shifting my mindset to a positive, glass is half full way of thinking.
So you messed up on your New Year’s resolution? You are not a failure. Simply ask yourself these five questions, then begin creating a plan to get back on track. 🤍