Monday, December 26, 2016

How To Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

Whether you're striving for the stars or need to make small changes, every step counts for something. Here, how to make New Year's resolutions (you can keep).

Everyday

DAY-BY-DAY

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When we place unnecessary pressure on goals perhaps less realistic, we're more likely to put ourselves down when we don't achieve them. This is where documenting baby steps comes into play, and by simply writing down your mini goals on a daily basis - you're better able to keep your eye on the prize, and to stay determined each day.

KEEP IT SIMPLE

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There is absolutely no pressure to be JK Rowling's protégé, a heroic crime fighter or the world's sexiest woman. So when setting big goals, it pays to first set short-term goals by way of getting there - for example, eating healthier or learning a new language.

TAKE THE BAD WITH THE GOOD

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If it weren't for the bad times, we wouldn't know how to appreciate the good. And like they say, life is a rollercoaster with ups and downs - and part of that, means knowing to accept that it's okay to not have everything figured out. Use your negative experiences as a lesson for how to inspire the small changes you need to make in your life, which brings us to...

OUT WITH THE OLD

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...and in with the new! It's a new year, which means you're provided the opportunity to embrace a new you. Certain people or places can encourage negativity and prevent us from being the best version of ourselves, that is why it's most important to let go. Easier said than done, but working on detoxing your life will surely pay off in the long run.

JUST ONE GOAL

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Some are more content with their lives than others, while some will feel the need to make drastic changes - either way, just one goal is all it takes for a change to occur. Reflect on what it is that you're missing in your life, something you'd like to add or what you need to make different, and let this motivate your objective.

LOVE YOURSELF

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Love yourself enough to know you deserve only the best. Be the beautiful person you are and celebrate exactly who that is. Dance, play some tunes, pop the bubbles or go for a walk by the beach - whatever it is that makes you happy. Knowing your self-worth helps you to remember that you too, can make it happen. So smile, and get excited for your future!

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Happy New Year!

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