new years resolution
New Years resolution
ideas for new years resolution and how to achieve them
Struggling to find your New Years resolution? Do you make one but never finish them? Do you want to try something new this year?
Here at brain boosted we’ve got some tips and ideas to help you choose and uphold your New Years resolution. Here are some ideas for your resolution:
Start a Meditation Practice
Read More Books
Be More Grateful
Spend More Time In Nature
Keep a Journal
read our weekly blogs
practice self love
Make realistic resolution
Let’s say you wanted to lose weight and be 10st in 6 months but your 20st at the moment, it’s not impossible to lose that amount of weight in that time but it would be very hard and not the healthiest way of doing it, so you have to be realistic when making a resolution, that does not mean don’t be optimistic. As putting to much pressure may reduce the enjoyment which will lower the chances of you keeping it up all year.
Be clear about your goals
If you can’t measure it you won’t be clear on what it is you want. Say you wanted to learn how to play an instrument, what actually means you’ve learnt it. Do you want to know all the keys? Make a rhythm? Or play a song? Knowing what defines your goal will help you achieve it as you know what to practice.
Plan it out
If you don’t plan it out how are you going to know what to do, you need to know the ins and outs, the how’s and when’s. Say you wanted to have more family time if you live in a different county, are you going to drive to theirs, are they coming to yours or are you going to meet somewhere in the middle. When are you going to do this, is it a weekly or monthly occurrence. Although planning takes time and effort in the short term, having consistency will prevent problems for the long term.
Having big and optimistic resolutions is great but without breaking these down into smaller steps can make it hard to achieve the main objective. Let’s take exercise for an example. You want to work better at the gym. Start of with going for a run at the gym then next week go twice for 15 minutes the next week go 4 times for 30 and do some fitt training. Slowly increase the intensity and frequency to gradually build up to your bigger goal because small steps are better than no steps.
Put it in your schedule
If we don’t put things into our schedule we often lose track and forget to do them, so if we make a habit of it and put it in to our daily schedule we make it easier for ourselves as we are not relying on our will power. So say you wanted to meditate every day knowing when you need to do this will help.
Keep track of your daily progress
Every night jot down what you have achieved which has contributed to your resolution, if you reach the next step of your goal or you avoid a bad habit write it down, this will give you a boost of serotonin and will help you keep on track.
Finding someone on the same mission as you, it can help you both keep your motivation as you don’t want to let each other down. This will help you stay accountable for your own outcome as other people know what your trying to achieve and if you don’t you’ll be that guy or girl who’s just a talker! Having a buddy can also help keep things fun as when things get hard we can talk to them about what we’re struggling with and help each other achieve more.
Positive affirmations boost
I don’t want to be that negative person but let me tell you... things are going to go wrong but that doesn’t need to stop you. You’re probably going to miss a day or you might get an injury all you need to do is dust yourself of and get back on it. Telling yourself that you can still achieve your resolution no matter what happens.
Speak it believe it achieve it!
This is something you will learn about in our #theorythursday on Instagram. It’s called conditioning which can help reinforce certain behaviours we’ll learn more about this soon so make sure you’re following our social’s. Let’s say you want to read more, after every time you read for an hour you get to play a game for 20 minutes anything that you enjoy doing, work out what times suit you best and stick with that.
I know it’s only 2 days till the new year but why not start now, as humans we naturally procrastinate and say we’ll do it later but don’t be like that, get a head start and get things done NOW!