The start of January. A clean slate. Many of us can’t resist the allure of writing down the same noble-minded resolutions- drink more water! Join a gym! But coming up with them is the easy part. How do you actually force yourself to follow through?
Every year, lots of people have the same sorts of ideas about how they want the year ahead to look- if you consider the top resolutions from a few years back, getting healthy and losing weight are popular choices. 66% of Americans resolve to get fit, and while it’s not surprising to hear that not everyone succeeds, the speed of attrition may shock you- only 75% of newly resolved fitness junkies last more than one week, and only 46% stick with it for six months.
Luckily, this infographic has give easy tips to help you stay on track with your resolutions. The first is to set a measurable goal- because if you’re vague, you won’t be able to measure your progress in any meaningful way. Similarly, setting short term goals can help you feel like you’re making strides. And the final three tips are all about mindset- pick a goal you really care about, stay strong, and don’t forget to celebrate your hard work!