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How to stick to those new years resolutions

How To Stick To Those New Year’s Resolutions

How to stick to those new years resolutions

Its very easy to make new years resolutions in the excitment of the moment, however the difficulty of sticking to them is a well known struggle for many! It is possible to adhere to your new goals, but it takes planning and determination. It takes a decent amount of time to turn resolutions into habits, and you have to be prepared to put in that time and not give up at the first sign of trouble (easier said than done I might add). Here is some tips on how to stick to those New Year’s resolutions.

1. Write down your resolutions (and share them)

It may sound silly but having your resolutions written down instead of having them just ‘in your head’ is going to make you more likely to adhere to them. Another surefire way to succeed is to share your resolutions with a friend or two, so that they can help keep you on track and honest.

2. Steps

Break down your resolutions into manageable steps. For example, an overarching goal such as “get fit” is too broad a resolution. To ensure you do complete this goal, you need to break this down into manageable steps such as:

a. 3km walk 3 times a week for the duration of 2 weeks.

b. 2,5km walk plus 500 meters of jogging  3 times a week for the duration of 2 weeks.

c. 2km walk plus 1km of light jogging 3 times a week for a duration of 2 weeks.

You can see where I’m going with this. Breaking down your resolution like this is one of the best ways to ensure success, I can’t say it enough!

3. Focus on one change at a time

Most people write between 3-4 resolutions for the year. Changing habits takes time, so try and only focus on 1-2 resolutions at once. And plan, plan and plan! I am currently using this journal from Kikki-K. It’s helping me break down my goals into smaller, manageable steps and helping me spread them out over months.

4. Make the change a gradual one

This is where the steps come in. Breaking down your steps and setting goals for when each one needs to be completed by, will ensure you are more likely to achieve your resolution than if you just try and jump into it fully on New Year’s Day… along with the other 5 resolutions on the list.

I’m now going to follow my advice and write my new year’s resolutions down!

1. Exercise more consistently (4 days a week every two days)

2. Meditate everyday (every second day to start with, for 5 min)

3. Blog at least 3-4 times a week.

What are your new year’s resolutions?


Anea Duratovic is a Western Australian blogger from Perth. She believes in minimalist and sustainable fashion choices, that puppies make everything better, and that food and travel are the only things worth living for.