30 Days. It takes about one month to form a new habit and it’s only been a little over a week since you’ve sat down and considered what your resolution for 2014 would be. For the first couple of days, social media pages were flooded with posts like “New Year: New Me” and all of the hype probably had you motivated. But, what about now? How do you stay excited and committed until you’ve reached the thirty day mark?
Reminders. Leave inspirational notes for yourself around the house or office in places you’ll see them sporadically throughout the day. Set reminders or alarms on your cell phone randomly throughout the month. Change the background of your computer desktop or of your cell phone to something encouraging for your specific resolution.
Goals. Set small, weekly and measurable goals. By providing yourself with smaller tasks, achieving something and rewarding yourself more frequently throughout the month will continue to keep you motivated and on track.
Communicate. Encourage your friends and family to stick to their resolutions. Seeing the progress of others will entice you to push ahead. Also, you can share your resolution with someone or something that will hold you accountable for it- whether it be a new gym buddy, volunteer coordinator or your Twitter followers.
With these tips, hopefully making a habit out of your resolution will be easy. If you slip up, don’t worry about it. Keep at it and good luck!
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