3 Simple Tips to Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions
Beginning a new year can be exciting and most of us are motivated by this fresh start to achieve our goals, here are 3 simple tips to help you keep your New Year’s Resolutions:
1. Find your big WHY:
Ask yourself why do I want to accomplish this goal? Being really clear about “your why,” will help you stay motivated. It will keep you solid like a rock on your actions.
Qualities of a reliable “big why”:
It doesn’t depend on others. It relies on you
-I want to be healthier because I want to meet my grandchildren
Qualities of a not reliable “big why:”
It depends on others
-I want to be healthy because he, she wants me to.
– I want to _______because everyone says “I should”
This one I created for myself while I was doing a 37 day juice fast:
Instead of focusing on: “This is too much work”
I focused on: “This is nothing in comparison with the results that I am going to get” (It really worked!)
2. See yourself already there:
Imagine that you have already met your goals. How would that feel like, what would it look like?
You can make a collage or choose a symbol that will remind you of the feeling of your success. Keep it where you can see it or you can use a “body lock”. When you feel challenged just remember a time when you felt good about yourself, when you achieved something that you wanted or felt powerful.
Lock it in your body by making a gesture or a body position that will remind you of it. You can close your fist, jump, touch your shoulder firmly, etc. Hold that for 3 minutes and do that body position whenever you feel challenged.
3. Reach out:
Now this is crucial! Whenever you feel week, hopeless, unmotivated or disconnected – reach out! Having a couple friends or a support group will help you keep strong on your goals even when you feel weak.
Reaching out was my way out of smoking cigarettes for example. I woke up one day and had the desire to be free. I couldn’t be free if I continued smoking. I decided to quit that day. I supported myself with veggie juices when I had cravings, lots of water and I had friends who helped me when I felt weak, when the urgency to smoke was unbearable. I would just call them or hung out with them. After 5 days the cigarette craving disappeared. I wouldn’t have been able to make it without them or without my driving force: to be free.
Happy New Years! You are not alone and you can do it! Just never ever give up.
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Salome Torres beliefs that the power to change is inside of us. She is a health coach who helps others improve their life in an enjoyable way. She has a private practice in California and Miami. She graduated from the Barbara Brennan School of Healing. Find out more at www.SalomeTorres.com or on Facebook at HealthWithSalome