It’s halfway through January and the excitement of the New Year is slowly dwindling...and maybe your New Year’s Resolution is as well. Many of us look at the New Year as a time to start something new, but going from December 31st to January 1st isn’t going to automatically turn a switch on in your head for you to make a lifestyle change. You have to make that change yourself.
Completing your New Year’s Resolution is easier said than done. You tell yourself what your goals are, you get excited for them, January hits and you start working toward them; then by February, your New Year’s resolution is either going strong or that motivation and excitement you had when you first started is hanging on by a thread. We hope you’re still going strong, but if achieving your goals starts to become more difficult, we are here to keep the motivation going! Here are a few ways to help you stick to you New Year’s resolution:
Don’t set yourself up for failure by creating a goal that ultimately isn’t achievable. It’s important that your goals are something you can work toward and actually succeed at. When setting realistic goals, it’s a good idea to make them specific, measurable, attainable and set a time frame for completion.
You may have one big goal that you are trying to achieve, but making smaller goals that will help you reach the end goal can make the process easier. Plan out what the smaller goals are and set a date/time that you want to complete them by. For example, your New Year’s resolution may be to live a healthier lifestyle. That would be considered a big goal that won’t happen overnight - it’s something you work toward. So, start small. Replace a dessert with fruit or start going to the gym at least once a week, and then continue to build on those small goals little by little. By starting off small, it allows you to create habits that soon will be normal for your everyday routine. It also allows for more realistic goals to be set that ultimately add up to achieving your end goal.
It’s important that you understand why you are trying to make a change in your life. You are doing this for a reason. Something in your life is bothering you enough to make you want to change, so use that reason as a motivator to reach your goals.
Talk to Others
The people closest to you are your biggest supporters. When they know about your goals, they can help motivate you and hold you accountable. Being able to share your struggles and achievements makes reaching your final goal easier. Also, people you know may have gone through the same journey and can offer you advice along the way.
And The Hardest One of All: Stay Positive
Staying positive throughout this process can be challenging. You are going to have setbacks. You are going to make mistakes. You are going to want to give up many times. But don’t. Remember why you started. Envision your end goal. Do not give up. Staying positive will help you push through these hard times and help you reach your goal.
Many people would like to lose weight as their New Year’s resolution. This goal can be tough because it takes a lot of hard work, it can be a long process, and you don’t always see results right away. These tips mentioned above can help you push through the tough times of your weight loss journey. We know this is a common resolution for people, so we thought we would give you some weight loss-specific tips!
Drink lots of water
Track your intake in a Food Diary
When working out, wear clothes that make you feel good and comfortable
OurAthleisure Collection is made from EcoFabric™ material. It has moisture-wicking properties that will help you stay cool and comfortable throughout your workout.
Eating Healthier Food Will Make You Feel Better
By putting healthier food in your body, you are not only contributing to your weight loss, but you are contributing to a healthier lifestyle overall.
Healthy Food = more energy, improved mood, better sleep and more!
While you watch what you put into your body, we are watching what we put into our products. We make sure everything going into our products are safe and quality materials. The types of dyes used, the way the fabric is produced, and whether the fabric is organic all undergo inspection.
We hope these tips help you accomplish your New Year's resolution! Just remember: you are awesome and can do anything if you put your mind to it! So don't give up and keep achieving your goals!