How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution on Track

2019 is here and for many people that means it is time for resolutions. While these resolutions often do not pan out for many individuals, our team at Perry Homes has compiled a list of tips and tricks to help you overcome challenges in following through Listed below are several ways to help you find success in the new year.

Stay Specific

One of the main reasons individuals find themselves faltering with new year’s resolutions is because they set a goal that is too broad. A very popular new year’s resolution is to “become closer with my friends.” While this is a wonderful goal and seems simple to achieve on paper, it is not specific enough to keep your new year’s resolution on track. Use these broad statements as a jumping point to find something specific and tangible that you can achieve. When applying this strategy, “become closer with my friends” can be turned into “call each of my best friends once a week.” This new resolution is specific and allows you success that you can tangibly reach.

Be Realistic with Your Goals

While the new year represents an exciting time for change, setting too lofty of expectations will only lead to disappointment. For example, if you wish to go to the gym and start eating better, you cannot expect yourself to immediately spend three hours in the gym every day while completely cutting sugar out of your diet. Start slowly. Dedicate yourself to an hour at the gym three times a week while cutting out harmful consumables such as soda or substituting a couple of desserts for fruit. If you find success in this first step, you may wish to upgrade to more dramatic changes in the future. At the beginning, find happiness in the small accomplishments because ultimately they lead to large milestones.

Keep Yourself Organized

Develop a plan to keep your resolution on track so you improve your chances to stay focused and not give up. Think about your goal. If it is something concrete, such as a specific amount of weight you wish to lose or amount of debt you wish to pay off, create a step-by-step list that will help you achieve your goal. Break it down into the smallest pieces possible as to not overwhelm yourself. Purchase a planner or download a calendar app to your phone. Schedule out the broken down steps that you are going to follow to reach your resolution in a realistic timeline.

If you have a resolution that is ongoing, such as the aforementioned “call each of my best friends once a week” example, you can keep yourself organized by setting a recurring event in an online calendar or writing it week by week in a physical planner.

Collaborate With Others

It is always easier to achieve a goal when you have others supporting you along the way. Get together with some friends or family members who have also made resolutions for 2019 and keep each other updated on your challenges and successes as you move through the different steps to reach your goals. Plan out your steps so that you can reach milestones together, if applicable. That way you can celebrate your victories together.

Make your 2019 one to remember with Perry Homes. Along with helping you achieve your new year’s resolutions, we want to help you find your dream home. Speak with one of our online home consultants and start your new life today.