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Keeping New Years Resolutions can be tricky. Try these 3 simple tips this year for Fail Safe resolutions that won’t let you down! Trust me, I use them myself and they help me stay focused, balanced and happy instead of resentful and deprived
This past year, for the first time ever, I actually kept my resolutions. I wasn’t always perfect. There were definitely times in which I slacked off, but over all, I actually kept them and I feel I had a better year because of it. When I sat down last January 1 to write my resolutions, I was determined to come up with simple goals to help create a more fulfilling year, and in doing so, I came up with 3 simple tenets to guide the process.
Top 3 Ways to Create Fail Safe New Years’s Resolutions
Here are three rules that I came up to help me create easy to keep resolutions:
1) Be realistic.
Don’t make a resolution you can’t keep, and don’t make a resolution that will deprive you of something that makes you happy. (This directly relates to item #3).
For example, if you love eating cheese but have high cholesterol, try a resolution where you eat less cheese and more avocado and healthy fats. This way, you are still eating cheese which is realistic, but you are just eating less.
2) Create a way to hold yourself accountable.
Share your resolutions with friends, tweet your progress, share it on Facebook. Or you could just hold yourself personally accountable by creating an old tried and true chart/reward system.
3) Only resolve to do something if it what will make you happy.
That doesn’t mean you can’t make challenging goals (ex: lose 20 lbs), but make those goals because achieving them will make you healthier and thus happier. Or do it in a fun way. I like to make goals related to athletic events because in doing so, I exercise more in training for the event and usually end up losing weight or gaining muscle in the process.
Remember to keep your resolutions simple. The goal is to KEEP your resolutions and have a happy more fulfilling year, not set yourself up to failure.
When I create my resolutions, I like to create one for each area of the Mind/Body/Soul connection. I feel this helps encourage balance in my life.
And in the spirit of accountability, I will now share my resolutions with you:
Mind: Continue working on my blog.
Body: Start running consistently again and train for a 5K then Half Marathon.
Soul: Do more yoga and meditation, and use my Massage Envy membership more consistently. haha
Good luck with your resolutions. May they serve as great tools in a year full of success, good health, and happiness!
HI! I’m a Shana, self-proclaimed Media Mixologist, wife, and mom to two little girls. I love to mix up cocktails of crafts, recipes, wellness, family and business with just the right amount of sparkle to help you shine everyday. So, grab a glass, and let’s celebrate the cocktail of life!