You’ve no doubt already begun creating your New Year’s Resolutions as 2014 rolls around. We all participate in the process every year, but inevitably, as February and March roll around, we forgot to continue them and they fade into the dust until December comes back around. Today we’ve got some tips for you on how to make sure you follow through on the resolutions you make for as long as possible.
Write them down and post them. The best way to remember your resolutions every day is to write them down and post them somewhere visible. Now sometimes your resolutions might be private, or you might not want people to see them. Put them in a drawer but make sure it’s a drawer you open every day.
Make them habitual. The best way to make your resolutions work for you is to make them things you do every day. Instead of making your resolutions “I want to lose weight,” make your resolution, “I will run every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for 2 miles.” By making these resolutions into habits, after a few weeks it will be hard to stop doing them!
Motivate yourself. If you want to go running to lose weight, or go workout to get stronger, use motivational videos and audio to your advantage. Motivation is something that you can use daily to keep yourself going.
Reward yourself early. In the first few weeks of your resolutions, the best way to keep yourself following through on your resolutions until they become habits is to use small rewards in the first month. These rewards at the end of a workout or a run can be the factor that gets you moving.
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