How many of you have given up on your New Year’s Resolutions by now? You’re not alone! In fact, 80% of people gave up their resolutions by the second week of February.
Whilst those resolutions you made in January may now be a distant memory, instead of giving up on your goals completely why not use this month to give them a reboot and reassess what is and isn’t working for you.
Who said you can only make goals in January? Below are our five tips on how you can cultivate your healthy habits for the remainder of the year:
1 – IDENTIFY YOUR REAL MOTIVATION
Know Your Why! Whether it’s the desire to fine-tune your techniques so that you can fight in the ring or to be healthy so that you can take care of your children – be clear, be focused, identify it and write it down.
It might be simple, but writing your goals down could be the key to cultivating that healthy habit you are striving for. People who write down their intentions are 42% more likely to achieve them. By including timelines you will make yourself much more accountable and can keep referring back to the list at times when you’re feeling less motivated.
2 – CHANGE HOW YOU THINK ABOUT CHANGE
Changing your mindset is not an easy task but if you change your thinking to be more optimistic this can propel you to make more positive healthy choices for yourself. Eliminate any excuses you are making and instead create solutions.
For example, if you don’t feel like going to that boxing class. Show up anyway. Going and committing to the task at hand goes a long way. Overtime both your confidence and your mindset will begin to change, helping you to cultivate your healthy habit.
3 – MAKE IT ATTAINABLE
Set a realistic goal, don’t make it so big that you won’t be able to achieve it as this will only put you off from completing it. Small wins are key here and it’s important to be able to weave them into your daily routine. For example, instead of saying you will workout every day this week, why not say you will train two times for 30 minutes for the first week and start to build your training times up from there.
Did you know that it can take up to sixty days for a new habit to stick? Developing a morning and evening routine could be paramount to you accomplishing your goals.
It’s well known that the most successful people get started with their day before the rest of the world has even had breakfast!. Again, take it in small, achievable steps – set your alarm clock 15 minutes earlier than normal for the first week and continue to do so until you’re waking up in time for that early morning workout session you’ve always wanted to go to.
5 – STAY ACCOUNTABLE
Whether that means bringing a friend on the journey with you, using an app on your phone to track your progress, or joining a boxing gym, find a way to keep yourself accountable. Holding yourself accountable means that on days when you are feeling less motivated, you will be more likely to pick yourself up and continue to cultivate your healthy habit.
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