Congratulations! You survived 2020... and although things are still relatively the same for now, there is a lot more hope that this year will be much better than the last.
Every January, there is a massive wave of people making New Years resolutions and thinking “THIS IS THE YEAR!” for all of the goals they’ve been waiting to act on. A new year to some is a blank slate, and a chance to really reset their mindset and enable new habits moving forward, especially following a year like 2020. However, the real question is.... how many people will actually stick to this new mindset they‘ve created? How many people will genuinely make lasting change to their life based on a New Years resolution?
A 2018 article from Forbes.com states that “less than 25% of people actually stay committed to their resolutions after just 30 days, and only 8% accomplish them”. Only 8 percent????? Well, I’m sure everyone has fallen victim to this at some point, myself included. That being said, here are some tips for 2021 to really make your resolutions count this time around.
THINK LONG TERM... NOT JUST THIS YEAR.
When setting goals for yourself for the new year, don’t LIMIT yourself with words like “This year..” or even referring to your goal as a New Years resolution. Instead, SET GOALS to improve your lifestyle and think about the positive long term effects it will have on you in the long run. Think marathon, not sprint.
BE REALISTIC WITH YOURSELF.
One of the biggest reasons for failed resolutions is an attempt to go too big too fast. Someone who’s goal is to get in shape might jump from not working out at all to hitting the gym 5 days a week and eating nothing but chicken and broccoli, and then burns out after a month or two. TAKE IT SLOW! Set small, realistic goals and ease your way into a real lifestyle change. Start with something like going to the gym twice a week and cutting out fast food, as this is a simpler, easier, and more attainable goal.
Support from others is a big driver of success. If you share your goals with people close to you, you may be more likely to keep your own word and stick to the changes you want to make for yourself. If its something you need help with, don’t be afraid to get it! If you want to get into fitness and don’t know where to start, find a trainer! If you need someone to help keep you on track, ask family or friends to check up on your goals and hold you accountable!
2020 was really bad for a lot of people. It was a very stressful and eventful year, and it isn’t all over just yet. But there are brighter days ahead, and setting some long term goals for yourself can be that kickstart you need to get out of that 2020 slump. If you’re looking for personal training, online programs, meal plans, etc... click here and let us help you out!
—Hunter W., Perfitness ™️