And quickly, another year is gone without accomplishing them. Well, there always is next year…
But: How to fulfil your new year’s resolutions next year?
Steps to keep the motivation high
First ask yourself: “What is the one thing I really want to achieve?” One new year’s resolution is enough. What do you want the most? The next thing you should do is write down, why you want to achieve that. What will be different? For example, “I want to lose weight so I can play football with my kid.” or “I want to exercise 2 times a week, to feel fitter.”. Once you know what you want to do and why you want to do it, set yourself a realistic goal. You can use the SMART or SPEZI formular for that.
To not lose motivation over time, have little reminders of what will be better around your house. This can be a post-it note on your bathroom mirror, a picture you have drawn on your refrigerator. Put those little reminders somewhere where you can see them every day. They remind you why you want to do it and keep you going.
But even then, there are ways we try to sabotage ourselves. Here it is important to know why and what is happening.