3 Tips for Setting Powerful New Year’s Resolutions
Looking for powerful new years resolutions to kick off 2023? Start here!
When we enter a new year, there’s a powerful energy of change. It seems everyone — from your grandmother to your boss, is setting a New Years’ resolution with the hopes of transforming by the year’s end.
There’s only one problem…studies show only 9 percent of people actually keep their intentions and reach their goals by the next year, and about half fall off before February. There are many reasons for this, but among them is mindset. If you don’t take control of your thoughts, they will rule your life. And I don’t know about you, but the voice in my head isn’t always the nicest. (If I’m being really real: she’s a total a-hole).
So how do you stop the negative self-talk and get your mindset right to follow through on your goals?
Here are 3 tips for setting powerful new years resolutions in 2023:
1. Compliment Yourself
When’s the last time you’ve given yourself a well-deserved pat on the back? If you can’t remember, take a minute to do so now. You are the witness, and the main character, in your life, so you have pretty much the most important role. The feedback you give yourself is paramount. So when you get dressed or begin your morning routine, give yourself a look in the mirror, and say, “I love you, and you are doing a good job.” You’ll be surprised by how much shifts when we work on our inner voice. Start with one compliment a day, and go from there! Meditation can also help here. (Be sure to check out our providers — they can provide more guidance here)
2. Set SMART Goals
If you’ve been a student recently, you’ve probably heard of a ‘SMART’ goal. And for a good reason! When we make our resolutions Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Timely, it is much easier to track them. This is the difference between saying, “I’m going to go to the gym more,” and “I’m going to do a kettlebell workout for 20 minutes on Mondays and Wednesdays at 12 p.m.” The specificity of the latter makes the goal far more realistic. Try this with whatever you are working on.
3. Celebrate Your Wins
Whether you want to write in your journal more, spend more time outside, or run a marathon, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate along the way. Carve out time to embrace your wins, and meditate on them. You deserve to bask in the glory that is the new you!