The New Year is a great time to give yourself that extra push to start a goal or change. But often New Years resolutions can be difficult to maintain and it’s easy to run out of steam.
The below tips may help you stay on track and keep that momentum flowing after January:
- Do it one at a time. Just focus on one resolution. Trying to change too much all at once can be overwhelming and disheartening if you don’t then feel the big changes right away. By chipping away at one resolution it’s easy to track those changes and keep it going.
- Break it down. Being specific about how you’re going to achieve your goal makes it easier. For example saying you’re going to go to the gym is great, but breaking it down to goals like go to the gym 2 times a week, then 3 times a week, makes it easier to maintain. This makes it specific, measurable and therefore achievable.
- Reward yourself. Choose something that you’re able to look forward to like a treat. Such as a special meal or a movie night. Celebrating your achievements on the way to the goal rather than the goal itself helps keep you motivated.
- Remember setbacks aren’t failures. One setback doesn’t mean that all your progress is lost. Sometimes things happen and that’s ok. Be flexible with your goal and adjust as needed and then just try to get back into your new habits.
Below are some gym deals and programmes from the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to help you achieve your goals.
Try one of the EAP’s 4 Week Programmes to help keep you on track (Username: Ludlow, Password: Street).
JD Gyms is offering a January Sale with deals for a discounted first month of membership.
Pure Gym has slashed their joining fee to £0 to get you started.
Try this Veggie Spaghetti Bake this week to increase that veg intake.