We all make New Year's Resolutions. I know I do. It's at this point of the year where resolutions start to fizzle out; after two weeks, the enthusiasm to change has run out. To help with this, January 12 has been designated Stick to Your New Year's Resolution Day. To help you get over the two-week malaise, we are offing you general tips to help you achieve your goal, regardless of what your resolution was.
1. Set a Goal and Write it Down
When you set a goal, having it written down will help you stick to it. Not just with an app on your phone (but if it helps, use it too) but physically written down on paper with a pen. Be specific about what you want to achieve, this makes it easier to break down into smaller and more attainable steps. Use positive language as well; instead of saying, "I will not eat ice cream this year" say "I will eat more fruit this year."
2. Share Your Goals
Having accountability is crucial for making changes in your life. Sharing your goal with a friend provides you some who can hold you accountable, and in turn, someone you can share success with as well. This is an invaluable tool to help you stick your New Year's resolution.
3. A Set Back Does Not Need to be the End
So, you slipped up. Your resolution was to drink more water, but you had two sodas today. This does not have to be the end of your resolution. Learn from this experience. What were you feeling before you made the mistake? Were you tired? Stressed? Learn what your trigger was and you will be better prepared to deal with it the next time the craving comes.
To help you and your staff achieve your goals, we are offering buy one get one on certification in honor of Stick to Your New Year's Resolution Day when you use the code STICK2IT.