Not even a week into the new year and I am sure most of you have already broken your resolutions– including myself(;. 2017 is officially over, so its time to buckle down and really commit to a better you. Last year may not have gone your way, but your second chance is here and we at MEF have some tips to help you stick with it!
Personally, my past experiences with New Year resolutions have mostly been failures, or produced mediocre results. But thanks to my failure I have learned some helpful tips to help guarantee success! These 8 tips are an added boost to any resolution!
1. Post about it:
When you put your goals out there for your social community to see, it helps make you stay accountable. It is harder to quit on a resolution when all your friends know your intentions. Let the world know so you have no excuses.
2. Get friends and family involved:
This tip somewhat follows the same principle as tip one, but by getting your immediate family and friends involved you have a physical support system. And when you try to accomplish a New Year’s resolution, it is always better to have people around you who are striving to do the same thing. Your family and friends can join you in your journey or just keep up for moral support.
3. Give the resolution stages:
2018 isn’t going to be amazing right off the bat. If you try to complete your resolution all at once, it will be overwhelming . Try breaking up the task into stages. This makes reaching your goal easier to handle. Also it gives you the opportunity for a lot of mini victories along the way which will keep your spirits up. And week by week, 2018 will be your best year yet.
4. Be realistic about time and cost:
Maybe your want to lose weight, stop smoking, start a family, or who knows! But when it comes to a New Year’s resolution, you have to be realistic about how much money and time it will take. This way you can reduce the amount of surprises you will undoubtedly face along the way. Save money for that fancy gym membership now, so being broke won’t be an excuse to drop out at the end of January. That’s right… I know all the tricks(;
5. Make it daily:
If you can think of a way to do a little something to aid in your resolution every day, it will keep it on your mind and make it easier to stay on the wagon. This practice could also make your goals a reality quicker because you are constantly working towards it. Small brushstrokes will eventually make a masterpiece out of your life.
6. Read up about your intended goals:
Being informed helps in pretty much every situation. If you arm yourself with knowledge you can take on any resolution, task, or goal and in 2018! Read up. Google it. There’s no excuse to not know what you’re taking on.
7. Make a Vision Board
Vision boards have become very popular in the past few years. I am working on one myself and based on what I have heard from friends they are a powerful motivational tool. Just break yours up into short-term goals, long-term goals, and a bucket list. Put your assorted goals in a college of written goals, pictures, and quotes. put this board in a place where you will see it every day so before you leave your house, dorm, or apartment you are motivated and ready to kick ass.
8. Make sure what your doing is for you:
The last, and probably the most important tip, is to reevaluate your resolutions and goals. You have to make sure that what you are doing is for you. If you are trying to save money, loose weight, learn a new skill, or whatever else for anyone but yourself, there is no way you will succeed. Be strong and independent. You’ve got this!
Start on tip #1 now and leave a comment about your resolution! Or hit us up one our Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram(;