Every person has their own resolutions to set for the new year. Whether it’s spending less time on social networks, getting fit, eating less fast food, saving money, drinking more water or even stressing less. Sometimes people tend to throw those resolutions out the window when they find themselves breaking the rules to the goals they have already set for themselves. The Shorebread team is here to help you maintain your New Year’s Resolutions, whatever they may be. Here are some tips to maintain your New Year resolutions and goals for 2017:

  1. Write your goals down! What do you want to accomplish in the New Year? Regardless of whatever this resolution is, short term or long term, a visual of these goals will remind you why you started them in the first place. Why give up on something that will benefit you and your well-being?
  2. Be realistic. You have to come to terms with yourself to achieve something that is more realistic. Losing 20 pounds in three days is most likely not going to happen. You want to start small so it’s easier to transition into your long-term goals. Want to reduce your sugar intake? Don’t deprive yourself on sweets but don’t make it your every meal. If you’re looking to have a social media detox, spend 10 to 15 minutes maximum on your phone a day.
  3. Reward yourself. If you have been following through with the goals you set yourself for 2017, reward yourself! Haven’t eaten any sweets in a week? Treat yourself! One bowl of ice cream isn’t going to ruin everything you’ve accomplished already. If you have been drinking more water and less sugary drinks go get yourself a coffee from Starbucks!
  4. Track your progress! If you have been sticking to your New Year resolutions keep track of how far you’ve come. Keep track of how many miles you ran in a week, how many times you’ve hit the gym, how much water you’ve gulped down. Writing your progress down will motivate you to keep going, regardless of the goals you have.
  5. Outline your plan. Planning ahead is always beneficial no matter the situation. Plan your trips to the gym, or plan out the meals you’re eating throughout the week, even planning to put a certain amount of money in your savings is going to motivate you even more to actually do it.
  6. Keep trying! If you’ve come across some instances that will stop you from achieving your New Year goals don’t let that stop you from trying. You have to come to terms with yourself to figure out what’s best for your and your day-to-day life. So don’t give up, perseverance is the key to success.

Don’t think that you only have one chance to achieve your goals – the beginning of the year. You have an entire 365 days to take a chance of making a change for yourself that will impact your life in a positive light and will benefit you in the long run. Stay grounded and stay positive.