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Resolution Tips to Help You Stay Motivated in the New Year

by Alex John |

New Year’s Resolutions are a list of common mantras we recite to ourselves at the close of each year. But for the vast majority of Americans, resolutions fall to the wayside about a month or so in. This year should be different. In 2021, we need to strive harder to reach our goals. We must stay consistent, disciplining ourselves so as not to waiver when the going gets tough. Here are a few ways to help you practically reach your goals and fulfill those New Year’s resolutions. 

Keep a Calendar

If you have a long term goal you hope to reach overtime, you need to track your baby steps. Rome wasn’t built in a day, so you shouldn’t expect yourself to achieve anything grand in a short amount of time. Whether you want to lose weight, learn an instrument, or spend more time with a certain group of people, you’re going to need a plan. Think of the long term objective, but write daily tasks that will get you a little closer to your goal. Nothing is a waste, and even the small things make a difference. 

Study More

Physical gains are nice, but nothing is more “swole” than knowledge. Learning more about your goal is a great way to accomplish those baby steps and keep yourself motivated. Don’t ever go into a brand new weight training program or diet without reading up a bit first. You could be doing yourself a disservice! Consult those who know more than you before diving in full force. You’ll be better for it. 

Forgive Yourself if You do Get Off Track 

Put down that donut and pick up a vegetable. But if you do fall off a bit, don’t beat yourself up. Accept it, then get right back to your routine. Remember, you’re building habits over time. Sometimes in order to achieve, a step back or two from time to time will happen. Have the grit and tenacity to see the bigger picture and move towards it. There is no linear path to success. Relax, pick yourself back up, and maintain focus. 

You don’t need us to tell you you’re awesome, you already know that! But we do pride ourselves in our end of the year pep talks to help keep you motivated. Just as success isn’t linear, you can’t do it alone. Think of us as that extra boost of support! Time is almost up for the holidays, don’t forget to pick up those last minute gifts! You’re a champion, so why shouldn’t you plan like one? You’re going to have a great year, we just know it. So stay awesome! Most importantly, have fun this holiday season. You deserve it after all that 2020 has brought!

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