6 Tips To Keep Your 2023 New Year's Resolutions

A notebook is open to a page ready for New Year's Resolutions to be jotted downCan you believe that we are already in 2023? Like most years, 2022 seems to have flown by too fast. It was an interesting year with many different ups and downs, but we are ready to take on 2023! Did you know that almost 40% of US adults set at least one New Year's Resolution? If you are one of the many who strive to make changes each year, you know how challenging it can be to stick with it throughout the year. Change is not easy for most people, so many New Year's Resolutions go out the window in the first few months of the year. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to increase your likelihood of success. Take a look at some of our favorite tips for keeping your New Year's Resolutions.

How to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

Tip #1: Be Realistic

The first step to being successful with your resolutions is to be realistic about the goals you set for yourself. There is nothing wrong with stepping outside your comfort zone and making significant changes, but you should also make sure it is within reach. As you determine what you would like to be different in 2023, you will need to honestly evaluate your resources, including your time, before setting goals that could be too lofty. One example of an unrealistic goal could be losing an unhealthy amount of weight in too short of a period or saving an amount of money that is outside of what can be done within your budget. If losing excess weight or saving money are things you would like to do this year, you should set realistic goals that will set you up for success.

Tip #2: Avoid Broad Resolutions

When making your 2023 resolutions, avoid making broad and general goals. A challenge like "be healthy" sounds excellent, but what does that mean exactly? If your plan for the year is to be healthy (or healthier), you should have specific ideas about what that means. Maybe it means drinking a certain amount of water daily or switching your regular coffee to decaf. Creating a list of specific goals instead of broad generalizations will help you stay on track.

Another example of a broad resolution might be to exercise more. Does that mean you want to exercise weekly, daily, or whenever you feel up to it? If you don't have a plan in place, you will be able to justify putting off exercise every day. However, with a plan that outlines when you intend to exercise and how you plan to exercise, it won't be easy to justify procrastinating. In the end, you will be more successful at reaching your exercise goals.

Tip #3: Make Your Resolutions Visible

It's important to be reminded of your resolutions. Sometimes we get so caught up in day-to-day responsibilities that our goals can be forgotten. Post your plan on the fridge, or write a note to yourself that you post on the bathroom mirror. You can even set your phone up to send reminders to stick to your plan. Do whatever you need to do to be reminded of the goals you set for yourself.

Tip #4: Ask for Help

It can be challenging to ask for help or support, especially regarding something you want to change. But having a person to stay accountable to can help you stay on track. Maybe you can find someone in your circle who has made similar resolutions and partner up to reach your goals. Not only will you have a person that can be your accountability partner, but they can offer encouragement when you need it, praise as you reach new levels of success, and advice when you are faltering. Teamwork makes the dream work!

Tip #5: Track Your Progress

It can be easy to get discouraged throughout the year if we don't feel closer to accomplishing our goals. That's why it is crucial to track your progress so you can see all your steps. If you check your app store, you will likely find an app that will help you keep up with all the progress you are making with your resolution. There are diet trackers that help with shopping lists, exercise trackers that you can use to keep up with steps, calories burned, smoking cessation apps, budgeting apps, mindfulness, and mental health apps. Use whatever resources you can find to help you meet your goals.

Tip #6: Be Kind to Yourself

Remember, you made these resolutions because you decided to change your life. That is a great accomplishment! There may be setbacks on your path to change, but that doesn't mean you have failed. Keep pushing to reach your goals and be kind to yourself on the journey. There may be parts of the year when you keep to your resolutions and other times when you may have difficulty sticking to them. All we can do is try our best, pick ourselves up, and try again. In the meantime, pat yourself on the back for working hard to achieve your goals this year.

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