Working toward making your New Year’s resolutions and goals happen can be one of the most stressful parts of the year, especially if you’re trying to change your habits or do something entirely new. It’s easy to set goals without considering whether you have what it takes to make them happen, but you don’t want to get too far into the year and realize you aren’t where you thought you would be by then! Follow these tips and make your New Year’s resolutions achievable in 2022 moving forward!
Break it Down Into Smaller Achievable Goals
Sometimes, resolutions can seem so huge that it’s hard to find a way to approach them. Break it down into manageable steps if you’re overwhelmed by your New Year resolution and don’t know where to start. Make one small change first, and then another, until you reach your goal. And if you slip up? It’s okay—remember that everyone falls off track sometimes; getting back on is all part of making something achievable.
For example, suppose your goal is to become active again after a sports injury. In that case, you can visit a physical therapy expert first to create an individualized plan of action, and before you know it, you’ll be back in tip-top shape.
Make Your Resolutions Measurable
To make your resolutions more achievable, make them measurable. I want to lose weight is a better resolution than I want to feel happier about my body. Weighing yourself every three days will help you track your progress and determine if you need to adjust your strategy or keep doing what you’re doing. It will also be easier to know when you achieve a goal if you measure your progress. However, remember, If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. Make sure your goals directly relate to how you will achieve them.
Identify Barriers Potential Barriers
A crucial step to achieving your resolve is to think of your barriers and obstacles and then create a plan to get past them. Maybe you’re trying to quit smoking and want to take it one day at a time; write down a list of reasons you want to quit smoking, then counter each one with ways in which stopping might be more challenging than you anticipate. Identifying and planning how to navigate the barriers will help develop an actionable plan that helps address your fears head-on.
Create an Action Plan
Making a New Year’s resolution is one thing; turning it into an achievable goal is quite another. It’s essential to set small goals that you can quickly accomplish and build upon to remain focused on your plan. If you resolve to get in shape by April, start with something attainable—like walking 10 minutes every day or climbing three flights of stairs at work instead of taking an elevator. Build upon each victory until you’ve reached your larger goal. You may even find out along the way that you like making some changes, which is excellent! It just means that your commitment has grown more profound than it was on January 1st. Happy healthy and prosperous year!
Find reliable Accountability Partners
It’s much easier to maintain your fitness regimen if you have a set time and place when you work out and someone to hold you accountable. Ask friends or family members to join you for workouts or use online apps to find people in your area who are interested in meeting up regularly for activities or local gyms or facilities that offer group exercise classes.
You might be surprised how much more likely you are to get yourself there if it’s not just about getting fit—it’s about spending time with friends too! Accountability partners will help you make and check off your daily to-do lists to keep you motivated to achieve your goals.
Introduce a Reward System and Get Rid Of The FOMO ( Fear of Missing Out)
FOMO, or fear of missing out, is a powerful emotion. But it also causes you to lose sight of reality. If you feel FOMO while trying to make new year resolutions, be sure that what you’re doing is realistic and achievable—you don’t want to miss out on opportunities in 2017 because your goals are unrealistic.
Don’t make commitments unless you know how to meet them. And finally, celebrate your successes as you go: success breeds success. So if you reward yourself for achieving small milestones along the way, you may find staying on track more manageable than you would expect.
Make your resolutions achievable by setting smaller, more reasonable goals. Focus on one goal at a time, breaking it down into actionable steps to make success more likely. For example, if you want to exercise regularly, sign up for a gym membership. When you’re working out consistently and feeling good about it, add another activity to your routine—like swimming laps or running around your neighborhood. If you need wellness training, you can contact Guidance Physical Therapy experts ass you resolve to improve your strength, flexibility, and movement patterns.