We’re halfway through February already – where did the time go? If you made some New Year’s resolutions, you may wonder how to keep up the momentum. According to studies, 80% of people give up on their resolutions by February. But there is still time to get back on track!
Here are some helpful tips to revive and achieve your goals:
Set Realistic Mini-Goals
Don’t try to change everything overnight. Set smaller, achievable targets that build towards your ultimate aim. Getting organized? Focus on one room or even a drawer per week. Are you losing weight? Aim to exercise twice a week, then build up. Mini-goals keep motivation high.
Make a Specific Plan
Vague resolutions lead to vague efforts. Plot your plan in detail. Want to save money? Track spending, set savings targets, and automate transfers. The more precise your map, the less chance you’ll get lost along the way.
Focus on Creating Habits
It takes 28 days for new behaviors to become habit. Stay disciplined and do your new activity daily for a month. After 28 days, it will start to feel natural. Habits form pathways in our brain that make behaviors easier over time.
Review and Revise
Review progress at the end of each week, month, or quarter. If your plan isn’t working, be flexible and make changes. Plans can evolve over time. The key is consistent action towards your goals. Progress might feel slow, but small steps achieved regularly add up to significant change over time.
Now is the time to revive lagging resolutions with renewed vision and vigor! Take it step-by-step, focus on creating habitual behaviors, and review and revise when necessary. You can still make this year your best with commitment and perseverance!
What resolutions are you working on this year? Share your goals, and let’s encourage each other!