You are here:----5 tips for setting attainable New Year’s resolutions

5 tips for setting attainable New Year’s resolutions

‘Tis the season for change. New Year’s resolutions are fun to set, but after the first week of working towards your goals, it’s easy to fall off the bandwagon and revert to old habits.

Make 2019 the year you set and keep your New Year’s resolutions by utilizing the following tips.

1. Focus on the positives

Aiming to eat healthier, sleep more and exercise more often are common New Year’s resolution. While these goals are attainable – and great to set – old habits are hard to break. Focusing on the positive aspects of your resolutions, such as how you’ll feel after upping your fruit and veggie intake, makes them easier to keep. That way, you’ll focus on what you gain and not what you lose by making the changes needed to meet your goals.

2. Think SMART

Setting SMART goals is the smart thing to do when it comes to making resolutions. SMART is an acronym and goal setting process used by many to create and reach attainable goals. The acronym stands for:

Specific

Measurable

Achievable

Relevant

Time-bound

Keep your 2019 New Year’s resolutions relevant by setting a specific, measurable goal and working to achieve it in a set time frame.

3. Know you can’t change the past

You can’t change the past, but you can let it go and focus on making 2019 a great year. If last year’s resolutions were a bust, don’t worry about it. Get back on the resolution bandwagon, try a new approach and see how far you can go this year.

4. Think about your why

Why are you choosing to set a specific New Year’s resolution? Who or what are you setting the resolution for? Considering the reasoning behind your resolution can make it easier to meet your goal since you’ll know exactly what motivates you to keep working towards the desired result.

5. Remember to be kind to yourself

Be kind to yourself when setting New Year’s resolutions. Everyone has things they’d like to change about themselves, but change doesn’t happen overnight and isn’t always necessary. Focus on the positive aspects of what makes you who you are, set a few SMART resolutions, let go of the past and remember why you’re working towards your goals in the first place.

For more stories like this one, click here.

By |2018-12-28T08:35:15+00:00December 28th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on 5 tips for setting attainable New Year’s resolutions

About the Author:

Cassie is a University of Nebraska at Omaha student whose interest in writing began as a student journalist. She enjoys writing for a variety of platforms while working as a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska intern for the internal communications and corporate social responsibility teams.