Thursday, January 9, 2014

How to Make Your New Years Resolutions Really Stick This Year!

Happy New Year! It has been a week since the New Year, and I have found the following tips to be extremely helpful to reach my New Years resolutions.

Make Smart Goals: When determining my goals for the New Year, I set my sights on a goal that is specific, measurable and attainable.

Utilizing My Smart Phone: I use my smart phone to keep track of my workouts. I love the app MotionX-24/7 for the iPhone. It keeps track of steps I’ve taken, calories burned, sleep quality and duration, and heart rate. This app can also be programmed with my specific goals. It will keep track of my progress and show me what percent of my daily goal I have reached.

Making it Social: I love spending time with my friends. We share our goals with each other and hold each other accountable. I am much more inclined to keep to my goals when I talk about them with friends. 

Committing to Me Time: On those days where I want to quit, I find a little less distraction helps me reach my goal. Finding a local drop-off daycare, like our Blossoming Buds Cottage, allows for some “me time.” This gives me time to revisit my resolutions and re-focus my efforts for continued success.