The Most Common Reasons for Giving Up on New Year’s Resolutions & How to Stick to Them

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We only just started the new year, and with this new year, many of us made resolutions. Whether it’s to lose 10 pounds, start eating healthier, or hit the gym at least three times a week, sticking with new year’s resolutions is tough. By the end of January, most people forget about them altogether. So, why do people give up on their resolutions and how can you make sure you stick to them?

Setting Unrealistic Goals

Many people set goals that are unachievable instead of starting with smaller, more manageable goals. After you achieve smaller goals, you can move on to bigger ones.

Winging It

Another reason people abandon their resolutions is that they set goals without making plans for achieving them. Think about what steps you can take to integrate your goal into your routine and come up with a plan that works for you.

Getting Discouraged

If you’re constantly thinking that you can’t do it, you won’t achieve your goals. Try and reframe your thinking into something more positive and start believing that you can do anything you set your mind to.

Trying it Alone

Instead of trying to stick to your goals alone, find an accountability partner with similar goals. Your friends, family, or online support groups are all great accountability partners who can encourage you to stay committed to your resolutions.