As many as 8 out of ten resolutions end within six weeks. How to persevere?
Resolutions are a normal part of our lives, and every January we are ready for a restart that will fundamentally change our lifestyle. After the first month, it often happens that we lack motivation and do not take the goals we have set seriously. According to statistics, up to 80% of New Year's resolutions end up unfulfilled already in the second week of February. If you don't want to belong to the majority group, but instead persevere, read on.
In order to achieve what we want, we must learn to persevere and not be discouraged at the first obstacles. It is important to choose a specific goal and set realistic plans that will lead us to it. Breaking down a goal into smaller steps and focusing on one action at a time will help us keep a clear picture of where we are going. For example, when exercising, set your goal very specifically and break it down into individual achievable steps. Exercising twice a week for a month can be a reasonable first goal to build on. In March, this goal can be much more demanding and complex.
Next of kin support and recording
Family support and help from friends can be a big help. Try to talk about your dreams with people who will cheer you on and support you. If you are trying to achieve a healthier lifestyle, you can agree with someone to exercise together and motivate each other. Writing down our progress and achievements also helps keep us motivated. The notes allow us to see what helps us the most and adjust our plans based on those findings.
Self-discipline is another important quality that helps us stick to our goals. If we fail to reach the goal in the allotted time, let's not lose hope and use this failure as an opportunity to improve. Remember that persistence and discipline are key factors to success. However, it is often difficult to maintain this motivation after the first month, because our habits are firmly anchored and require constant attention and effort from us.
No one is infallible
If we fail to stay motivated, we can feel disappointed and discouraged. It is therefore important to be patient and remember why we set these goals. Nobody is perfect and we all make mistakes. The important thing is to be able to accept your failures and learn from them instead of getting upset about them.
Set realistic goals
Finally, it's important to be realistic and not put too much pressure on yourself. Many of us set goals that are too megalomaniac or unrealistic and suddenly find that we have failed to achieve them. Therefore, it is crucial to set realistic and achievable goals that will motivate us and at the same time enable us to achieve success.
In conclusion, we can say that persevering in your resolutions requires a lot of effort, discipline and motivation. It is important to set specific goals, break them down into smaller steps, have the support of family and friends, record your progress and successes, be prepared for setbacks and failures, and be realistic. If we follow these principles, we will be able to persevere, keep our motivation and be able to change our lives from the ground up.
AUTHOR: Michal Haviar