Best Way to Keep Your 2020 Resolutions

Making New Year’s resolutions is pretty common, but it’s also common for people to abandon some if not all of their resolutions. You don’t have to be the person who doesn’t accomplish those 2020 fitness and health resolutions. The following guide is meant to help you do just that.

Be Realistic

You must be realistic if you want to accomplish your goals this year. One reason people give up on their goals is because the goals are simply unreachable.

This end ups making it next to impossible to see the kind of results you want, and that hurts your motivation. The mind needs to feel like it is accomplishing something, so you need to be able to give it small, positive results that will help push you forward. Set 2020 resolutions you can meet, and that should help you stay on track.

Everyone Needs Help

Sometimes, the reason some people are unable to stick to their resolutions is simply because they didn’t have enough support. The reality is that some people are not likely to reach their goals without support.

The good thing is there are a lot of ways to get support especially today. Yes, some people can get it by simply speaking about goals to friends or family members who they know can keep you on track, but there is so much more you can do. For example, if your resolution deals with dieting, then you can hire professionals to create a personalized nutrition plan for you. This would be especially helpful if you are too busy to do it yourself.

Surprisingly, it’s easy to buy and cook the food you need, but creating meal plans for the week or the month is going to take some time. If you just hire someone who can help you plan your meals, send you grocery lists for the week, and send other helpful videos, this should make the diet a cinch.

Business concept of top view 2020 year’s resolution list with notebook, cup of coffee over wooden desk

Celebrate Small Victories

Another thing you want to work on is rewarding yourself. Each small feat you overcome is worth celebrating. As you track your progress, add a few short-term goals, and when you meet those small goals, do something for yourself.

Now, this does not mean doing something that goes against your resolution, so don’t go on a shopping spree if your resolution was to spend less, and don’t buy a box of donuts if your resolution was to eat healthier. Stick to your resolution, but treat yourself to something that won’t hurt but is still an obvious reward for all your hard work so far.

Doing little things like this for yourself should help you motivate yourself because it’s going to feel like you are accomplishing something even if you aren’t seeing the results just yet. Most resolutions take some time to accomplish, so giving your brain an opportunity to feel like you are getting somewhere is going to be very helpful.

Don’t Sweat It

Okay, all resolutions are hard to achieve, so there are going to be some bad days or moments. Everyone makes mistakes, and you may make them too, but making them doesn’t mean you failed or that you should give up. You would be surprised how many people actually give up or start to consider giving up because they made a mistake or a few mistakes along the way.

Sometimes, you are going to have to accept that you messed up and continue working towards your goals. Do not let these mistakes hurt your self-esteem and fizzle your motivation because that is what some people allow mistakes to do to them. What you can do is anticipate mistakes right now, early in your progress, so that when they happen you are a little more prepared for the setback.

These are just some things you can do to try to stick to your 2020 resolutions, but there are many more things you can do like you can set some consequences if you make a mistake or if you miss a goal. This works for people who need consequences to feel more motivated. Only you know how important it is to reach your goal, so go ahead and put in that effort.

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