Christmas is almost here and we all know what that means, it’s almost time for the new year. If you are like most people, you are probably beginning to think of what resolutions and goals you are going to set for the year to come.
New year’s resolutions are a great way to begin the new year on the right foot. However, there are a lot of people who have a hard time sticking to their resolutions. Unfortunately, many people may get off to a great start but their motivation and drive quickly dwindles away.
Believe it or not, this is likely due to the type of mindset that they have. The right mindset can make sticking to goals a lot easier while the wrong type of mindset can make it feel impossible. Which side of the line does your mindset fall on?
If you want to give yourself a better chance of being able to stick with your new year’s resolution, a great place to begin is creating a mindset that will help you instead of one that makes things more complicated.
Check out these simple ways to create a mindset that will help you achieve your new year’s resolutions…
1. Add Things To Your List That You Have Already Achieved
One of the simplest techniques you can use to get yourself into the right frame of mind would be to add goals to your resolutions list that you have already achieved. Some people may be thinking that this is cheating. However, believe it or not, it is not.
Putting goals on your list that you have already achieved will allow you to check a few things off. This will stimulate your mind in a positive way and will also help you build some momentum. It’s always easier when you have a running start compared to having to start from square one.
2. Subscribe To Positive Newsletters
Modern day technology offers us an amazing amount of convenience. So much so that we can have things delivered to us on a daily basis that can help us achieve a positive mindset.
Consider signing up for a positive newsletter that will be sent to your email on a daily basis. Make sure to read the email each and every morning. This will only take a minute of your time but it will surely make a huge difference.
3. Focus On The Positive Rather Than The Negative
A lot of people tend to focus on the negative things in their lives while setting goals. For example, a person may set a goal to quit smoking or to stop eating unhealthy food. While the intent behind these goals may be positive, the wording in the goal is somewhat negative.
Stop focusing on what you are going to stop doing and begin focusing on what you will do. For example, set a goal along the lines of being healthier this year instead of giving something up.
4. Start Small And Work Your Way Up
One of the beautiful things about new year’s resolutions would be the fact that we have an entire year to complete them. Don’t overwhelm yourself by trying to complete your resolution in the first month. Instead, start small and begin to work your way up. You would likely be surprised by how effective one small change each day can be.