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5 Strategies to Re-energize New Year’s Resolutions

It’s just been over a week since the new year came in with all the promise and glitter every new year does.  You made resolutions. This year is going to be different; you will achieve your new year’s resolutions. Those first few days you were motivated to make a difference in your life, but now, life is getting in the way of your dreams and goals.

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The good news is you aren’t the only one.  Approximately 25% of those who made new year’s resolutions have already let them slip. Change is not easy.  It can be near impossible, or so it seems.

What can you do to make sure you don’t let your mojo slip, and you give up those resolutions? Take a few minutes to use these strategies to get re-energized to achieve your new year’s resolutions.

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5 “Rs” to Re-Energize to Achieve New Year’s Resolutions

1. Remember

Take a few minutes to remember why you made your resolutions.  Did you write them down?  If so, why was it important to create these resolutions.  Once you remember the why, ask yourself why again.  Keep asking yourself why 3-5 times.
For example. New Year’s Resolution: Lose Weight
Why? To fit in my jeans.
Why? So I feel better when I go out.
Why? So I have confidence.
Why? Then I won’t feel like I am being judged.

Keep the list in a place you can look at them weekly. Your why is one of the keys to staying on the road to success.

2. Rejoice

What have you done in the last few days to achieve your resolutions?  Did you go for a walk 3 times last week?  Did you eat one vegetable at every meal?  Whatever it was, celebrate.  You need to let your brain know you are making progress by celebrating even if there is no physical change. Your brain needs rewards of celebration to believe what it is doing is working.

3. Re-evaluate

Is there something on your list that you thought you should do, but just isn’t motivating or working? Change it slightly or get rid of it all together.  Don’t let one resolution affect the way you move toward change. Fix what isn’t working and move forward.  It is small, consistent steps that will get your where you want to go.

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4. Reinforce

Does it feel like you are fighting an uphill battle? Get reinforcements.  Find a friend and ask her to help you stay motivated.  Join a Facebook Group for support.  Talk to a health coach to see if that is what you need.  Sometimes having someone listen, strategize and push you a little can make all the difference in your motivation toward your resolutions.

5. Re-motivate

Set a timer and go on Pinterest for 15 minutes.  Search by the resolution you made. There will be a surplus of motivation, so set your timer.  Find one or two articles to read to get your mojo back by mixing it up a little, trying something different or at a different time, or adding something fun to your rewards for achieving a step toward your resolutions.  Just don’t compare yourself to anyone else.  You are on your own journey. No journey is a straight line up. There are many ups and downs.  Celebrate that your journey is still moving forward.

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  1. Tamuria says:

    I love your idea to use Pinterest to re-motivate. Sometimes a visual affirmation is exactly what is needed. So important to rejoice as well and remember to celebrate the small wins.

  2. Anne says:

    Such great tips to stay on top of the goals! I also have a new planner this year where I write my targets for each day and they correlate to the resolutions I have made. Then the resolution doesn’t seem so out of reach!

  3. These are great reminders… and your Remember one is perfect.. because so many folks say general stuff.. and those aren’t necessarily achievable or measurable.. but if you get done to the why of it all.. it makes it easier to determine the real goal… and encourage you more. Helpful tips. I have many resolutions/goals and they are written done.. specific things I want to do.. they are definitely attainable in what I want and need to do.. so I’m happy.

  4. Meghan Monaghan says:

    My family is a firm believer in celebrating everything, including the smallest wins. What a difference it makes! I love it. You’re so right about remembering the why. The ‘why’ drives and motivates us to make our goals happen. Great tips!

    • Karen says:

      What a fun family to be around. The key though to celebrating is to make sure it doesn’t derail your resolutions. So if celebration is cake and you are trying to lose weight, nope won’t work. Hope you are celebrating today.

  5. Teresa Salhi says:

    I like re-evaluate. I see it as ‘just start already’ and then re-evaluate if needed. But if you never start and get all stuck in when, how, perfection, etc..you never get going.

  6. Great tips Karen whether we make resolutions or not! My daughter and I are both doing a ‘gratitude’ jar for the year. Each week we choose one of the good things that happened to us during the week and write it out and place it in our jar. It helps us refocus on the good things in our lives and choose one that we want to honour for that week. At the end of the year we will go back and read all the wonderful things that happened to us during the year!

    • Karen says:

      Not a bad word to focus on. I have done a word focus as well, however, in the last couple of years, no word has really resonated with me. Enjoy focusing on pleasure.

  7. Remember: I made my resolution not a resolution and instead a goal. This goal is to create 1,000 pieces of content. Why? Well so that I can promote and grow my brand.

    Rejoice: I have been down and sick for a few days but I am back today and have already published 4 pieces of content towards my goal. While we will get sick and that could be an excuse to just give up, it isn’t.

    Re-evaluate: Nope, this is without question the right thing to do. However, I didn’t consider what would happen if I get sick for an extended period of time. This means that creating a back log is highly critical.

    Reinforce: I announced my goal to my mastermind group. Now they are following up with me and keeping me accountable.

    Re-motivate: This is a great idea and i will use it when that motivation is lacking.

    • Karen says:

      Renee, love that you are willing to spread the love with what your goal is. congrats on moving forward even though you are sick. Take care of yourself, but keep moving.

  8. I like ‘remember’ and feel that many people give up because they do not keep their ‘why’ in front of them daily. Are you aware that today is ‘Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day’?

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