Struggling to keep on top of those New Year’s resolutions? Aren’t we all. These tips should help keep you on track if you set the bar too high.
21. Use technology
From tracking your progress biometrically to customizing workouts to helping you become more organised, technology can be a great tool for the modern resolution-keeper.
No matter what your goal is, there’s an app for that: online budgeting tools can help you be more frugal; resume building programs can help you get a better job; and recipe websites and apps can help you make healthier meals.
22. Forgive your slip-ups
According to the American Psychological Association (APA), minor missteps are normal because perfection is unattainable, so you shouldn’t let them derail you completely.
“Don’t bash yourself if you slip up,” Dr. Lipman says.
“Be patient with yourself.”
Think of how you’d respond to a friend, and treat yourself the same way.
23. If at first you don’t succeed…
Besides forgiving yourself, it’s equally important to get back up and try again.
“Tomorrow is a new day, so just hop back on your plan,” Dr. Lipman says.
Success in achieving your resolution is about building resilience so you can continue no matter what happens.
Research has shown that the more resilient you are, the less distress you experience after failure, so you’ll be more likely to move on.