Make those resolutions stick!By Sj.Cliff
We’re two weeks into January and it’s a sad fact that most of us have probably given up on our new year’s resolutions.
According to a recent Twitter analysis done by eBay Deals, over a third of us wanted to get healthier. Next popular amongst the Twitterati was breaking a bad habit, closely followed by learning something new.
Self-improvement may be hard, but you’re the only one who can take control. Seen as we’re all having so many problems, The Student Guide Team has made a list of the 5 best ways to make those resolutions stick!
Focus on one thing – At the start of the year we’re excited for change, but as time grinds on we start to get a little scared. By only setting one resolution, not only does your brain have more room to think about it, but you’ll be able to focus all your motivation into making it happen!
Get a buddy – if someone else knows your resolution is to get healthy, then they’re going to tell you off for eating that family pack of Wotsits. Their honesty (admittedly, mixed with a little guilt) will help you stay strong when you need to.
Don’t get downhearted – Guys, not everything works out first time! If you slip up and eat your bodyweight in cake, or miss a music lesson, don’t count it as failing! It takes time to form habits, so instead of focusing on the negatives look at the reason why you broke your resolution and learn from it.
Remind yourself, why? – If you want to get those shoes, visit that place or fit into those jeans you’re going to have to make sacrifices. It’s way easier to say no when you can visualise your end goal.
Chart your progress – Now we don’t mean every day scrutiny here. Once a week, see how close you are to getting to your end goal. If more needs to be done, then get on it but don’t forget to recognise your achievements and give yourself a pat on the back!
Good luck guys! Keep these in mind and you’re sure to be kicking 2014 in the butt all year round!