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5 tips to really embrace the meaning of ‘new year, new you’


Marketing Team - January 12, 2023

5 tips to really embrace the meaning of ‘new year, new you’

It’s that time of the year again when everybody is talking about their new year’s resolutions. But do we really need to be putting these pressures on ourselves as we’re starting off the new year?

In a lot of cases, we set ourselves these unachievable goals, which after a couple of weeks we are unable to maintain. With stats showing that ‘43% of all people expect to fail before Feb and almost one in four quit within the first week of setting their New Year’s resolution’. (Insideoutmastery)

Instead of falling under the pressures of wanting to drastically change various things about ourselves, why not focus on prioritising wellbeing and making sure that we’re feeling healthy and happy?

We’ve put together 5 ways to help you through the New Year, especially for when those January blues hit!

It’s that time of the year again when everybody is talking about their new year’s resolutions. But do we really need to be putting these pressures on ourselves as we’re starting off the new year?

In a lot of cases, we set ourselves these unachievable goals, which after a couple of weeks we are unable to maintain. With stats showing that ‘43% of all people expect to fail before Feb and almost one in four quit within the first week of setting their New Year’s resolution’. (Insideoutmastery)

Instead of falling under the pressures of wanting to drastically change various things about ourselves, why not focus on prioritising wellbeing and making sure that we’re feeling healthy and happy?

We’ve put together 5 ways to help you through the New Year, especially for when those January blues hit!

 

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1) Start when you are ready

Most importantly, start when you are ready! If the last few years have taught us anything, it’s that we can’t have control over absolutely everything in our lives. Things may occur that we just have to ride out the best we can.

Resolutions are easier said than done, so if you’re planning to set any goals, try taking small and realistic steps to getting there and make sure you only start those steps when you are ready to do so.

 

2) Set realistic goals

When setting yourself any goals, the key thing is to make sure that they are realistic. Wanting to push yourself and being driven is great, but putting yourself under too much pressure could begin to make your goals feel unreachable and a chore.

Prioritise the key things that you want to make changes on and give yourself plenty of time to reach them. Making changes that are maintainable take time, getting yourself into a new way of doing things can’t be done at the click of a finger. Surrounding yourself with others that have similar goals is a great way to stay focussed as you can help motivate each other.

 

3) Look after your mindset

Your mindset should be hugely considered when working to achieve new goals. If you’re not quite feeling yourself, take it easy and consider if pushing yourself now is really the right time or not. A few pointers in helping support your mindset

  • Try to acknowledge and embrace any knockbacks
  • Celebrate the small wins
  • Try not to take on too many aims at once
  • Take time out to focus on yourself
  • Be easier on yourself – you’re doing all that you can!

 

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4) Look after your body

Many new year’s resolutions focus on physical health, with many focusing on their body image. But a common mistake with this is trying to drastically change yourself quickly and setting impractical goals. Taking this slowly and setting yourself achievable challenges is a good way to start.

Start off by making small, healthier choices with your nutrition and introduce exercise when suits you. Finding yourself a routine and system that works, this will allow you to maintain this long term. But remember you can still allow yourself a treat, cutting out everything we enjoy will make us less likely to want to continue. Going out for a meal with friends is part of that healthy balance! Eating better and exercising is also a key aspect to improving your mental health, so it’s a double win.

 

5) Don’t forget to reward yourself

Break down any big goals into smaller steps and make sure to reward yourself after each step is completed. Breaking things down will make your goals feel more achievable, as you are ticking off the smaller wins, in preparation to reach your bigger goal. Some people find that having something to aim towards keeps them focused and motivated.

Plan in some treats for when you reach certain pinpoints of your plan. After all, this is all to make you feel happy and healthier, so go out there and celebrate your achievements.