When life becomes chaotic, it is understandable that the goals you set yourself at the start of the month might trail off into a distant memory by the end of it. You might believe that you simply don’t have the time or you would need to work really hard to make the changes, and often this means we end up giving up before we’ve even properly began. However, there are a few ways to keep yourself on track and make sure you achieve your goals this year…
Schedule your habits
The only way you will ever introduce a new habit into your lifestyle is to make a specific time for it in your week. You may have to do a little bit of rearranging but by making the commitment to fit it into your schedule you are much more likely to do it. If you want to start doing yoga, then block out an hour every Monday, Wednesday and Friday to either go to a class or watch a YouTube session and go along with it. If you want to improve your credit score, look up credit cards for rebuilding credit and make the time to sift through your report.
Stick to your schedule
Now that you have added your new habits into your schedule, you need to make sure that to stay on schedule. If you happen to miss one thing off your schedule it is not the end of the world, but when this habit becomes more and more common, that’s where you will end up with an issue. Make sure that as much as possible,you stick to the same schedule and don’t divert unless you absolutely have to. It will help you to stay more productive and motivated too.
Have someone spur you on
It could be a family member or a friend, or even your partner. Having someone there who knows your goals and can force you to carry on trying will make You much more likely to be successful. You could even get them involved in one of your goals. For example if you want to do a plank every day to improve your body strength, get them to either time you or do it with you. Peers will always be helpful when you are working towards a goal.
Focus on the positives
Don’t feel bad if you fall off the bandwagon for a day, just make sure that you dust yourself off and get back on track. If you’ve been eating healthy all week and you’ve ordered a takeaway, don’t worry! Enjoy your meal but make sure to start on your healthy eating gain first thing tomorrow. It’s not about torturing yourself and depriving yourself of everything you love,it’s about moderation and understanding when to stop.
Take small steps
If your ultimate goal is to be vegan, but you are a meat eater, you don’t need to change overnight. Slowly add new foods to your meals and take out other ones, eventually you will get to a stage where you are happy to give up all animal products without an issue. Take things step by step.