Well it’s finally here, happy 2019! The arrival of a new year comes with the opportunity to have a fresh start in life. Millions of people are ringing in the new year with resolutions. From losing weight and hitting the gym, to putting more time aside to study, whatever resolution you want to fulfill for 2019, these four tips can help you meet your goals.
Keep a Positive Attitude
When it comes to facing any kind of challenge, one must have the right mindset before taking any action. People love to celebrate New Year’s, because it’s seen as a new beginning. It’s an opportunity to accomplish something you’ve never done before.
This is an exciting time! Your New Year’s resolution may be something you’ve wanted to accomplish for a long time. It may be something that appears to be difficult to achieve. Keep your head up and strategize how this year is going to be better than the last. Take time to think of positive ideas that can help you on the path of improvement.
Take Your Time
Self-improvement often means getting rid of old habits and making some changes. Quitting old habits is known to be difficult, so don’t feel the need to stop things cold turkey or overwork yourself to meet your goal. Weight loss is a good example of this. I’ve always been up and down on the scale and losing weight is my number one resolution for 2019.
I’ve also learned that it’s important to ease yourself into keeping a New Year’s resolution. Instead of spending a lot of money and time on a fad diet that you won’t be able to stay on for long, learn to just replace junk food with more fruits and veggies. It’s more beneficial to replace bad habits with good ones. This can be applied to anything you want to do to improve yourself. Slowly work towards meeting your goal, while creating good habits over time.
A resolution is not intended to be a temporary fix, but a routine part of life. By continuously incorporating fruits and veggies into my diet instead of junk food, I’ll be healthy and keep weight off over time. The more people practice good habits, the better off they will be.
Look Out for Support
I’ve always been an advocate for seeking moral support when it comes to resolutions. Seek support from others that share the same goals. Surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals can not only help you focus on meeting your resolution for the new year, but also allow you to form strong relationships with other people.
Help is available both online and in person. There are a variety of social media accounts, clubs, online forums, and other types of organizations that center on encouragement. It also never hurts to reach out to people that are already a part of your inner circle. Reach out to friends, members of your family, place of worship, or even a student group on campus.
Don’t Be Afraid of Failure
It’s okay to make mistakes. As I mentioned before, weight loss has been an ongoing battle for me. However, it’s vital to keep going. There are 365 days in a year, so there’s no need to sweat a few hiccups along the way. If all else fails, there’s always next year. I hope 2019 will be a successful year for all of us!