New years resolutions made easy
Give your New Year's resolutions a makeover and watch your goals become a reality.
If the thought of making New Year's resolutions elicits a been-there-done-that attitude, take heart:
This could be the year you stick with your plan-if you make all the right moves. These tips and ideas will boost your chances of success:
Embrace the Power of One
Life's too hectic to make several changes at once. Pick one specific goal, then figure out how to tackle it. Rather than being vague with your goals, like resolving lose weight or exercise more often, quantify the results you desire (the number of pounds you want to drop, how far you want to be able to run, or how many push-ups you want to be able to do). Then set a timeline for meeting it.
Help You Help You
Be realistic with your ambition. If you hate the gym, set up a circuit workout at home. Determined to write that novel? Make your workspace inviting and inspiring. Can't get your chores under control? Stock household goods that make life more streamlined (like Tide PODS®, which offer detergent, stain remover and brightener in one premeasured dose).
Research suggests you're more likely to succeed if you broadcast your goals to others. For some extra motivation, post your progress on your favorite social network or create an online Pin board and ask your friends for encouragement.
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There are tons of apps that will track your progress, whether your resolution is about fitness, spending less money, walking the dog more, or just about anything else.
No question, viewing your progress is super satisfying and will give you self-motivation.
Have a Reward!
No, this isn't about giving you license to cheat. It's about motivating yourself to stay the course. Smart advice: Pick a perk that's in sync with your goal, like a massage for all those new muscles, or new workout clothes in fun bright colors (keep them looking and smelling their best with Tide Plus Febreze Sport Active Fresh High Efficiency Liquid). Yes, you deserve it!