Hold up your hand if you've broken your New Year's resolutions? Many of us fail before we even reach the end of January, so let us commend you if you managed to stick to them beyond that.
Don't be too hard on yourself if your goals haven't gone to plan - or if you didn't set any goals in the first place. You do you!
If you did set some goals though and you want to hit 'Reset' on them because they didn't go as planned, below are some easy ways to do just that...
Often, our goals - health ones or otherwise - fall by the wayside because we didn't set realistic expectations in the first instance. So, if you're planning to reset your goals as we roll into the month of March, ensure they are much more manageable.
So, 'Quit alcohol' becomes 'I'll only have a drink or two at the weekend', or 'Lose two stones in a month' becomes 'I'll lose two pounds per week'. Try being more realistic with your intentions and see where you are at the end of any given month.
Consider an Incentive
At primary school, you may have been awarded a sticker - or even a certificate - for a job well done. As adults, many of us rarely reward ourselves for small tasks...but we should. After all, you might treat yourself if you secure a new job or complete a huge fitness challenge, so why not enjoy a little TLC when small things go well?
So, if you manage your two pound weight loss, reward yourself with a long, hot soak in the bath at the end of the week. Or if you've gone a week without alcohol, we think that deserves a big slice of your favourite cake. Small incentives will make a big difference to the way you look at your goals - just don't overdo it with that cake, though.
Set a Goal with a Friend
Want to quit smoking or do more exercise? Set a goal with a friend or family member and you're more likely to stick to it.
So, if your New Year's resolutions have gone down the pan, never fear; kickstart them again in March and beyond by signing up to a class with a friend or setting yourself a fitness challenge, which could be anything from swimming a mile a week in the local pool to completing the National Three Peaks mountain climb in 2022.
Don't Be Hard On Yourself
If your goals have gone out of the window, don't worry - at least you gave them a go. Don't be hard on yourself and instead set yourself a more realistic challenge or try those incentives we mentioned.
What goals did you set for yourself in 2022 - and have you managed to stick to them? If not, will you be giving them another go in March? Let us know by commenting on this blog post, below. Plus, don't forget to find us on Facebook and Instagram.
Until next time...
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