Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Tips to making and keeping resolutions!

So in my last post, I talked about the importance of switching off in time for the holidays, and I myself decided to take a little break from the blogging world and twitter. But I'm back! We're already 5 days into the new year and I'm pretty sure a lot have you have made new years resolutions. Hey, maybe you haven't but either way I have come up with some tips and tricks to making and keeping up with your resolutions in order to make this year the best one yet!

1. Make resolutions that you believe you can achieve. There's no point in making a resolution that you don't think is even manageable. BUT YOU CAN DO ANYTHING IF YOU TRY HARD ENOUGH!

2. The best resolutions are those that will most importantly benefit you, and even benefit others. Whether that is beneficial to your physical or mental health, or providing help to those in need.

3. Don't be generic. If your aim is to lose weight, your resolution could be to go to the gym at least once a week. If you aim to go out more, your resolution could be to visit a place you've never been before once a month. If your aim is to see each day in a happier spirit, your resolution could be to smile at someone new every day.

4. Instead of making your resolutions at the beginning of the year, why not try making resolutions every month? This way you can alter your goals or even change the way you want your year to be. You don't have to stick to one thing, that's why I find switching things up now and then can really help you become more motivated!

5. If you're truly passionate about sticking to your resolution, keep constant reminders of why made that decision nd to keep you motivated. But don't just keep it in your phone notes where you're not likely to see it again, put them in places you look every day; your lock screen, your mirror, the fridge etc.

6. Remember that everyone slips up. Hey, you might have slipped up already! But just because you made a mistake doesn't mean you can't pick yourself back up and move on. Heck, my resolution was to wake up when my alarm actually goes off and not twenty minutes later, but I've already overslept once aha! But I'm not going to let that defeat me.

7. Similar to number 4, resolutions don't have to start at the beginning of the year, the beginning or a month, or on a Monday. If you feel like you want to make a decision to help change your life, don't put it off and wait until it's a new week or month. Start now. There's no better time otherwise, you'll end up putting it off!

8. Have fun with it! Resolutions don't have to be something that makes you sick to your stomach! Enjoy and embrace your choice to make a change!

I hope these tips will help you! Have you made a resolution this year?
Much love,
Lauren xx

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