Ralph’s Reviews: Tips for Keeping a New Year’s Resolution

As we prepare to ring in 2016 and set those annual new year’s resolutions, I thought it would be the perfect time to go over a few things that could make it a little easier to keep your new year’s resolution.

I have been there before, you make a new year’s resolution with all the intention of keeping it, but halfway through it or even earlier you have a setback and there goes another new year’s resolution that did not get kept. I like to call them new year’s resolution failures. Luckily there are a few things we all can do for a better chance of successfully keeping that new year’s resolution.

First things first, evaluate yourself on how you have lived this current year and if you find areas of weakness, pinpoint an area or two that you could work on to improve yourself physically, mentally, or even psychologically. Once you have selected an area of emphasis, brainstorm and do some critical thinking for a way that you could improve for the new year and beyond.

Now that yo have an area of weakness, the next thing to do is set a goal. By setting a goal you create an expectation for yourself that the goal is what you want to achieve and the goal is the standard at which ou expect to live by. Be careful though, setting a goal too big is a recipe for failing the goal of the resolution. Try to set an achievable goal that is realistic. An example would be of going to the gym more. If that is something you would like to do then try this, go at least twice a week. Going twice a week and not daily for about a month or two will slowly ease you into this new routine and lifestyle and eventually before you know it the gym will be a daily ritual.

Last but not least, the whole point of a new years resolution is to become a better person by improving areas of weakness.

Here’s to wishing you all the best in 2016, celebrate responsibly, stick with that resolution, and stay connected to all things EXPLODEDED.