New Year’s Resolutions: 3 Ways to Make Them Stick

It’s a new year, and that means a new you- right?

In the Mental Health and Wellness Community, the month of January is often seen as an opportunity to set new goals and begin to take action over your life. Trust us when we tell you, we’re first in line! Recently, we’ve come across some statistics saying that if people actually begin their new year’s resolution, that most don’t make it past the first month.

What can we do to change that?

Reframe them.

Making an entirely new resolution can seem like a pretty big, life-changing task- right? What if we chose to make a few, small, smart goals instead? By simply renaming the “New Year Resolution” it seems like something that we’re much more likely to achieve! Not sure where to start? Check out our blog!

Track them.

How many goals do you have? One of the best ways to make them stick is by creating a  “habit tracker” and doing your best not to break the chain! It only takes 21 days to build a habit, so if you stick to this you’ll see a difference in no time!

Stack them.

Sometimes taking things one step at a time is really for the best. Break down a big goal into a few steps and write down (don’t skip this step- we promise it will help you remember!) your current goal, and then the following goal.

For example: After meal prepping lunch for 3 weeks I will go to the gym 5x per week; instead of a resolution to “improve my health”.

Whatever your method, we know that if you set your mind to it you can overcome anything! As always, we’re here to help in whatever way we can. If you or a loved one could benefit from talking with a member of our team, call us today!