Monday, December 19, 2016

How to Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick



Christmas is this weekend which means a week or two of festivities and fun before it's off to a New Year! Can you believe it's almost 2017?! My daughter is going to be 2 next month, Parker turns one shortly after that...it just doesn't seem possible. I don't know about you, but I am already thinking about my plans for 2017. It's fun to picture all the big ideas and exciting changes, but I also know how intimidating it can be to set goals for the future, so today I thought I'd share a few tips for getting your resolution to stick this year (or at least increasing your chances)! 


Find a Routine...and Stick to It! | Having a routine is so important and sticking to it even when you don't want to is even more so! I admit, since having Parker I have not been the best at disciplining myself and getting things done, but one of my goals for the new year is to get back into that By sticking to the routine that works best for you, you'll decrease distractions and actually be productive.

Set More Small Goals Than Large | There's nothing more intimidating than a large, faroff goal. Giving yourself a massive goal to accomplish is setting yourself up for failure. Try breaking your biggest goal up into smaller pieces to be met at different times of the year. For example, if one of your goals is to save $5,000 by the end of the year, try instead to save just $400 a month. This will be much easier to accomplish each month and crossing each month off of your list will motivate you even further.

Don't Stress | Didn't reach your goal this month? Cheated on your diet over the weekend? Don't stress about it! Enjoy your life and live in the moment a little. It's totally okay to take a break. Just jump back in with more energy when you're ready!

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Have Faith |  Don't give up on a goal too easily. Pray about your resolutions and seek God's will in your life. He has a tremendous plan already laid out for you and it is better than anything you can imagine. It's important to remember that nothing on Earth can satisfy us like Christ's love can, and if you remind yourself of that the world lets you down a lot less often.

Focus On Your Reason | Why did you set that goal in the first place? Did you plan to lose weigh to fit into that gorgeous wedding dress? Did you plan to save up for that Disney vacation? Don't forget it then! Actively motivating yourself is one of the best ways to attain your goals. Make a cute shadow box or jar with a picture of your vacation destination and watch it fill up with money all year or post a photo of your dress on the mirror or somewhere you'll see it every day to motivate you to keep making healthy choices.


 Write Everything Down | I don't know about you, but I remember things a lot more when I right them down and we all know how real mommy brain can be, so I love having a notebook or, even better, a planner on hand at all times to keep me organized and on task. This one from STARTplanner is new found favorite because it allows me to organize and account for everything, from my daily schedule to my water intake and even my monthly budget! It's going to come in handy this year as I set personal and blog related goals alike.


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Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm CST, December 26. Must enter contest link in the entries below to win.

Tell me, what are some of your goals for 2017? Do you have any big plans or ideas?


*This post and its giveaway is sponsored by STARTplanner. All opinions are my own.*

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4 comments:

  1. Awesome giveaway! I could definitely use a planner like that.

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  2. Getting into a routine is so important but can be SO HARD!

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  3. I need to come up with a good routine that I will stick to! I am obsessed with my planner but this one is so tempting because it is gorgeous!

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  4. I would love to be better at meal planning and grocery shopping this new year.

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