Making resolutions stick is a task that many approach with caution. Bold statements, big plans and endless possibilities are the markers of optimistic lists that often fail to make it past the planning stage.
But what if lists were less about dramatic changes and more about self-appreciation and what you can do to make the world a better place?
Instead of making your resolutions about comparing yourself to others, or idyllic situations that are less than achievable, really take some time to focus on why you want those things for yourself.
Is one of your goals to lose weight? You may want to start by asking yourself why? Is it because you are unhappy with yourself? Or because you are comparing yourself to others? Before you begin your journey it might be worth focusing on the root of why you feel that way. By transforming your goal into one that is focussed on self-appreciation and reinstating a sense of self worth, you are addressing a larger issue that will benefit you in the long run.
Here are 5 ideas to get you going for the new year.
1. Practice Gratitude.
2. Be More Accepting: Let go and don’t hold onto negativity.
3. Rename your dreams as “plans”.
4. Embrace change: Know that there are some things you just can’t control and make peace with this.
5. Trust your instinct: Learn to listen to your gut.
For more help setting realistic goals try our tips to setting achievable goals here.