It’s January 7th and 2014 is in full swing. Hopefully you made a few resolutions. If you didn’t, it’s definitely not too late. A few ideas you might want to consider are getting fitter, getting better grades, getting along better with your parents, and, our favorite, becoming more popular.
However, even if you made resolutions, that’s the easy part. The hardest task is actually keeping new year’s resolutions. Lots of people, adults and teens, have made grand or small resolutions only to watch them fade away in a couple weeks or a couple months. It’s only natural.
However, you can keep your new year’s resolutions with only a little effort. It’s just a matter of taking some initiative.
First, keep your resolutions in front of you. Find a way to remind yourself of what you’ve resolved to do. This can be making a note on your binder at school to keeping an inspirational note in your bedroom. Whatever it takes, find a way to keep your resolutions at the forefront of your mind.
Second, start making small changes. If you have a goal of losing fifty pounds, then remember that it takes time. Start with five pounds, then move forward. Small changes are very important. They give you measures of progress as well as keeping you motivated to continue.
Finally, the best way to keep new year’s resolutions is to remember why you made them in the first place. Likely you really wanted some change in your life badly. Keep those feelings in mind. Both the negative feelings that you wanted to avoid and the positive feelings that you want to experience when you change.
So, keeping new year’s resolutions is tough at times. But, you can do it. In the end, you’ll life will be much happier and more fulfilled.