New Year means a fresh start and the perfect time to set new intentions and goals for the year ahead. Since 2020 is around the corner, most people see this as the start of a new decade, which means new goals to achieve and incredible milestones to accomplish. Most people begin to achieve their goals then give them up by the end of January, but we’re here to give you some tips on how to stick to your New Year’s Resolutions.
1. Plan Ahead
Planning is the best way to make sure you stick to your goal! Putting pen to paper can help you visualize your goals, and subconsciously remember them for the rest of the year. If you are planning on doing something like reducing waste, planning on what to buy to achieve those goals is the best thing to do, so no excuses! You can purchase some Abeego Beeswax Food wrap to keep your food fresh instead of plastic wrap. Or try something like the Luumi unplastic silicone bags and bowls to store your lunches and leftovers. Just one Luumi silicone bag can save around 215 plastic bags from going into our oceans and producing waste.
2. Start Slowly
If you are trying to make this goal become a new lifestyle habit, the best thing is to start slowly. Whatever your goal is, make sure to do it every day, but always try to incorporate it, even if it does not seem like much. For example, if you are trying to improve your strength, practicing some resistance exercises for just 5-10 minutes a day can make you see improvements by the end of the month. It can also make you increase your time performing them! For example, if you want to increase your core strength, you can try using the fitness Ab Wheel for 5 minutes, then slowly increase to 10 minutes. Or you can set out to do 3 reps, then 6, then 10. Progress is never linear but never giving up will always make you reach your goals.
3. Get Your Friends and Family to Join You
Sticking to a goal when you have no one to motivate you or join along can be tough. This is especially true if it’s a challenging goal which you are more likely to quit. If you want to, for example, practice being more mindful and meditation, you can ask a friend to practice it with you. Trying to be more calm in the day on your own can be hard, which is why using an Anti-stress essential oil blend or Zen meditation oil can make it easier to soothe your mind. Your family and friends, as long as yourself, can challenge each other to see who can meditate the longest, and who was able to stay calm for the longest amount of days during the week. Inhaling calming scents like lavender, sweet orange, and bergamot can having calming and positive outcomes to you and your mind.
Start the new year off right with challenging goals you will accomplish. Let 2020 be a fresh start and a time of growth and achievement.