Revamp Your Resolution
“This year I vow to lose 10 pounds.” Sound familiar? If you’re like us, your New Year’s resolutions look the same each and every year — hit the gym, save money, marry Brad Pitt (OK, maybe not that one), be a better friend, etc. While the first month might be a success, the next 11 bring temptations (Hello Sprinkles! Hello new LBD!) and before you know it, another year has passed with no success.
So before you give up and resolve not to make any resolutions for next year, take a look at our suggestions for a stick-with-it plan.
Make it important to you: Forget about what you think your resolution should look like, make it mean something to you. Make choices based on what really matters to you and not your friends or boyfriend.
Reset your goal: According to confidence coach Steve Errey, goals introduce a gap between where you are and where you’d like to be, hurting your self-confidence. Instead of focusing on achieving the specific goal, focus on the experience along the way and enjoy life right where you are.
But, “why?”: Ask yourself what it is you would like to change in the new year and then ask yourself “why?” This will uncover a deeper reason behind your resolution and you’ll be more apt to keep it. For example, if you are going to the gym, ask yourself why. If it’s to get in better shape, ask yourself why. Doing this exercise will help you uncover your authentic self and help you realize what it is you really want to accomplish.
One and done: Just make one resolution, not 10, and focus all your attention there. Tell friends and family what your goal is and ask them for support. You’re less likely to fail if you know they believe in you.
So get to it. Tackle 2013 with this approach and it’ll definitely be your best year yet!
xx, The FabFitFun Team