How to keep your New Year’s resolutions past January 10thBy Sj.Cliff
New year, new you… right?
Well, apparently not. While we start the year with good intentions, most people have totally given up on being a better person by the 10th of January. That’s right, this Saturday.
The figure for people who actually follow through with their goals is a lowly 8%. And, we think that’s shit. The main reason for these failures is that, when you think about it, setting targets for a year away is a really fucking big thing.
Here at TheStudentGuide.com, we want you to be successful! Everybody reading this has the opportunity to be the person they want to be, we just need to stop being lazy and reach our goals.
We want you to kick-ass in 2015, so we’ve come up with a few tips and tricks to help you and your resolutions stay buddies all year.
Break it up!
As we mentioned above, a goal for the whole year is unrealistically huge. If you have your heart set on achieving something big this year, the best way to tackle it is to break it up. By splitting you dream into smaller pieces
This is about YOU doing what YOU want to do, so be a little bit selfish with it. Don’t make a resolution for your partner or your parents…not even for your cat – do it for yourself!
There’s no point in trying to commit to an idea if you keep forgetting about it. When you get up in the morning, take a few seconds to remind yourself of your resolutions and WHY the fuck you want to change. By realising the motivation behind your endeavour, it’ll be way easier to achieve.
Rewards make even the most arduous of tasks bearable. Just as your degree makes boring, early lectures feel better; a cheeky bit of cake makes a diet more fun. Think of what motivates you and allow yourself to indulge every now and then.
Take a nap!
Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire have found a link between the amount of sleep you get and your willpower. Those of you who get less than 7 hours a night had lower levels of self-control than those of you getting your 8 hours – so sleeping could be a great way to aid your journey. The most glorified excuse for a nap ever.
There’s an app for that!
Your mobile can be an awesome tool your resolution arsenal. As there’s an app for pretty much everything. Keep yourself motivated and organised with a handy app!
Start NOW! Right now!
Not tomorrow, not next week, not next month, go do it now! Putting tasks back lessens their importance and if you don’t think your resolution is important then:
- Why the hell is it your resolution?
- You probably (defiantly) won’t reach it.
It’s ok to slip up!
Every now and then we all slip up.
But it shouldn’t be a reason/excuse to stop what you’re doing. If you have a lapse in your resolution, don’t whine about it. Think about why you slipped up and learn from your mistake.
Don’t stop believing!
Like we said earlier, everyone here at TheStudentGuide.com believes in you, now it’s your turn. A little bit of self-belief, no matter how hard you find it, can do wonders for your confidence and your ability to achieve. So get out there and travel more, get fit, quit smoking… whatever! You can do it!