4 Ways to Get Ahead of Your New Year's Resolutions
Written by Marisa Dowless, Nov 22, 2019
It’s that time of year again when everyone is making their New Year’s resolutions and planning for how they can be happier and healthier in 2020. We all look forward to a fresh start at the beginning of the year, but did you know that U.S. News & World Report says that nearly 80 percent of people fail their New Year’s resolutions by mid-February? Between juggling assignments at work and spending time with family, we know it can be difficult to find time to focus on your own goals. So, that’s why we’re laying out 4 ways you can get ahead of your New Year’s resolutions to help you work toward your best you in 2020!
Make Your Resolutions Visual
It’s one thing to talk about your New Year’s resolutions but sticking to them is even better. One good strategy to help motivate you is to create a visual reminder of your goals. Whether you simply write what you’d like to achieve on paper or place your running shoes by the door, having a visual cue can keep you on track and provide a daily reminder that you have steps to take if you want to stick with your resolutions. Take some time to figure out what visual cues will inspire you to keep working towards your goals.
Don’t Wait, Start Today!
By no means do you have to wait until January 1st to take action related to your 2020 resolutions. Getting stuck in the mindset that you’ll start tomorrow, or the next day, or even the next day, can be dangerous, as it can lead to putting things off until you inevitably give up. Instead of putting things off, you can make a head start on your New Year’s resolutions today. If you want to start exercising regularly, complete an at-home workout today. For those looking to eat healthier, you can start by planning a nutritious dinner tonight. If you start making small changes towards your goals now, you’ll be more likely to develop your new habits faster and have a greater chance of success.
BONUS: You’ll already be warmed up before the gym gets crowded in January and you can show the new gym-goers the ropes!
Find an Accountability Partner
We’re quick to cancel our own plans, but rarely do we cancel on others without feeling incredibly guilty about it. But our needs are just as important as others, which is why we often need someone to nudge us in the right direction. Having someone else hold you accountable to your goals eliminates the option to cancel on yourself. Find a workout buddy who can be your advocate and who will be there to push you forward when you can barely get off the couch.
If you can’t find a workout pal, don’t fret…At 9Round, the trainers are there to keep you accountable for showing up for your workouts and to make sure you give each workout everything you’ve got!
Celebrate Every Victory, Big or Small
This one is for you, checklist people! When someone reaches a major milestone, we instantly celebrate it in the best way possible. But what about the small victories that helped them get there? Should we let those go by without any recognition? Absolutely not! One of the biggest motivators for people is the celebration that follows an achievement. So, when we take the time to celebrate every victory, big or small, we’re adding more fuel to the engine that’s driving us towards the finish line. Write down the small steps you believe it will take to get to your larger goal and recognize not only the end goal but also all of the smaller victories it took to make it happen.
9Round clubs can help you work toward achieving your fitness and health resolutions for 2020. They offer convenient 30-minute workouts that fit any schedule, so you can always make time for your goals this year. Click the link below to find your local gym today and sign up for a FREE first-time workout.