Around 2 weeks after the excitement of fresh starts and new healthy habits, most people have ditched their New Year resolutions.
Why do so many people struggle to stick to New Year’s Resolutions?
It can be really easy to feel pressured to make a lot of changes, especially when it comes to the new year. But making too many changes in one go can be overwhelming and feel so restrictive that it’s easy to give in because you ate one biscuit when you were supposed to be banishing them from your life!
Along with cutting out alcohol, doing a HITT workout every day (including Sundays), and drinking nothing but water. Oh and that absolutely DELICIOUS green smoothie you have for breakfast…
Trying to change your whole life in one go and expect it to stick can be stressful, and if you want to create a happy life here are a few things that helped me stick to my healthy habit changes.
5 ways to stick to new habits
1: Find your “Why”:
What is your reason for wanting to make this change?
Finding a strong reason, keeps you motivated to keep going when it gets tough. For some people it’s wanting to be healthy for their kids, for me it was that I didn’t want to give in to genetics with a family history of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, I want to avoid regular medication and stay physically fit into old age.
2: Start slow:
Don’t try to do everything at once. Trying to make too many changes in one go can be overwhelming.
3: Start small:
Break a goal down into more manageable pieces. Losing weight can be a long-term goal, but it can also feel overwhelming. Break it down: what one thing could you do daily to help achieve that goal? And build on it from there.
4: Write it down:
Create a vision board or write your goal down where you’ll see it every day. My friend Yasmina runs some great workshops on how to create a vision board, find out when she’s running her next Vision Workshop.
Be grateful and celebrate your small wins. Don’t worry about what you didn’t do, think about what you did achieve.
Good luck let me know in the comments below what you’re goals are.