Are you already making a list of your New Year’s resolutions? Let’s be honest, we all know how it goes, you make a resolution on January 1st, break it by the 15th! And while not everyone can stick to making hard and positive changes, we still believe the concept holds merit. It requires discipline, planning, and most importantly – motivation!
Here are some tips to get you started. Don’t forget that doing this for 21 days means you are well on your way to creating positive habits and changes in your lifestyle for the better.
Set digital Calendar reminders
Many of our new year’s resolutions fail because they are barely thought out, not penned to paper, or set to digital calendar reminders. Having smart goals and well planned out attempts at making a change is vital.
Digital calendar settings are now faster and more reliable. Reminders can now be set on your mobile phone or laptop. Make use of your calendar to schedule reminders and add events that need to run on the specified date.
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Get your home organised
As stated by renowned psychologist and author, Jordan Peterson, one of the first things you need to do to get your affairs in order is to make your bed every morning. In a broader sense, getting your home lifestyle in order and creating organised spaces helps to create a calm and balanced environment.
At Fineline Solutions, we have just the solution to helping you add structure to disorganised spaces. From custom-designed walk-in cupboards to elegant ceiling-high wardrobes, our products are guaranteed to help you create the dream home you’ve been looking for.
Keep your wardrobe neat and tidy and consider installing one of our Infinity Organisers as well.
Choose an exercise routine that suits you
The New Year is also the perfect time to plan a healthier lifestyle. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean fighting through a crowded gym just to get a turn on the cardio bench. Science shows us that there is a right way to build lasting habits. There are ways you can plan a personal workout schedule without undue inconvenience.
Start small and gain momentum. The more ambitious your goals are, the more likely you are to fall short of reaching them and give up. Start with simple training goals that you know you can achieve. Then you can move on to more challenging goals as you make progress.
It’s also important to reward yourself after successfully completing your workout or shortly after reaching your new fitness goals. A quick coffee or treat makes the effort worthwhile in the short run.
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Practice makes perfect
Use clarity to develop more effective practice routines for the year when setting up your New Year’s aspirations. If you tell yourself that you’re going to learn a new language, improve your pronunciation, and get used to different accents. There’s no better time than the present to get started!
Saying “I want to learn a new language” is a good start, but it’s a time consuming and broad goal that requires dedication and commitment. Take the time to actually look up the language and then listen to the translated video every day to practice the resolution. Consistency is key.
Every time you hear that nagging voice telling you to put it off. Don’t listen! Steel yourself, and push through the dragging parts where you feel as though you’ve bitten off more than you can chew. Pay extra attention to the parts that you struggle with the most.
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Prioritising your goals also keeps you motivated and keeps them within reach. If you can classify what or who is important to you, the priority makes you accountable and focuses on the big picture. The truth is, relationships are a major source of purpose and meaning, whether they are friends, family, colleagues, or members of your community. Always ensure that you work on them to keep your social circles healthy.
Relationships promote healthy behaviour and habits. When the time comes for you to plan your family time once a week, make sure that you never skip a beat. Take a break from the digital, always-online world, and go out for meaningful human interactions within physical spaces. We can all agree that our current world needs disconnection and re-affiliation more than ever before.
Create a vision board
There is power in setting visual goals. A vision board is a physical collection of items such as pictures, magazine clippings, words, and quotes that affirm your goals and dreams through the use of inspirational images.
The one major rule of creating a vision board is that there are no rules. This should be a fun and creative time for you to focus on your greatest ambitions. A vision board with pictures helps you to remain focused and motivated when doing travel planning.
Keep your vision board in an easy-access space so that it will always remind you of the places you want to visit. This can be a huge motivation when you need to save for a trip or take action to make the trip happen.
When creating your board, choose your top five dream places. This helps you clarify which destinations and attractions are a priority for you. Creating a vision board for travel is also a lot of fun and can be done with your kids or partner to make the experience more meaningful. All it requires is a little creativity and a dream!
How have you been able to maintain your new year’s resolutions? Tell us in the comment section and we’ll feature the best ideas in our next yearly tips for sticking to new year’s commitments!
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