How many people do you know that have decided to make new year’s resolutions? Whether you agree with it or not, the reality is that many people still abide by the tradition of making New Year’s Resolutions. And who are we to argue with that? But it makes sense that if you are looking to make changes to your lifestyle for 2020, you want to put measures in place that will help you succeed at reaching your goal as opposed to falling off the wagon within the first few weeks.
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In fact, why not wait a while and then look at starting to make changes when the fuss over new years resolutions has died down and you have a better chance at sticking to your goals.
How can you give yourself the best chance of succeeding when it comes to following through on your goals for this year?
Chances are if you go into making changes blind, you will fail a lot quicker than if you are prepared. So whatever changes you are wanting to make, make sure you are prepared. Plan ahead to give yourself the best chance of succeeding in the long term. If you are wanting to lose weight, making a meal plan and preparing your food in advance is the best way of making sure you stick to your new healthy eating programme.
The same with giving up smoking. Using any tools available to you to help you stay on course is essential if you are serious about giving up. For example, if you have swapped to vaping in an effort to quit smoking, using vape mods to help you keep on track could be what you need to combat cravings.
Meal plan, prepare food to take away from home with you or check out meal options in advance if you are eating out. All of these ways will help you make sure you can stick to your goals when it comes to eating better, as can knowing where and when you can vape and take time out if you are looking at taking up vaping instead of smoking.
Remember Your Goals
The best way to be able to forge ahead is to remember why you are doing it in the first place. Doing something for the wrong reasons will mean you are less likely to reach where you want to be. This is different for everyone and chances are your reason is personal to you. So when you are feeling your motivation waning or the devil pop up on your shoulder, remember your reasons for doing this in the first place to strengthen your resolve.
Small things such as leaving yourself notes, putting memos on the fridge or adding motivational quotes to your diary can all help you, as can visual prompts such as photographs remind you of why you started chasing this goal or of the end result of hitting your target.
Whatever works for you is something you can adjust as you start your journey to help you keep your focus until you reach your goal.
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