5 Ways To Make New Habits And Keep Them
The new year has only just begun, and if you’re like many Americans who haven’t made their “New Year Resolutions.” You may be wondering where to start, not to worry, here are five easy ways to make those new habits stick in 2020.
Often we jump right into that big goal we have set for ourselves and end up dropping the ball right off the bat. If you have a big goal you’d like to achieve this year, like getting a new job or losing an “x” amount of weight by a specific date. The best way to achieve that goal is to start small! If you want to run a 5K in a few months and you aren’t the typical marathon runner. Start by running 1 mile 3 times a week and build from there. Working at a pace that works for you and your needs ensures that your goals are attainable.
Understand What Holds You Back:
Knowing what your excuses are is a powerful tool for achieving your goals. By understanding what hinders your progress, you can have self-accountability. Understand what holds you back and push through it!
Set yourself Up for Success:
If you’re looking to start taking lunch to work more frequently but consistently forget to bring it with you in the morning. Start setting reminders on your phone to take it before you start your morning commute. Setting yourself up for success can make the transition for new habits easier.
Try, and Try Again:
No one has achieved success without failure! Don’t discourage yourself if you falter when creating new habits or accomplishing your goals this year. The best thing you can do is learn from those mistakes and improve.
Track Your Progress:
What gets tracked gets managed. If you’re looking at losing a certain amount of weight this year. Track your progress from your workouts, for example, if you increase your reps or how much weight you lift over time. Keeping track allows you to stay motivated!