Take control of your life this New Year by setting resolutions to empower you to achieve your goals. Remember, resolutions are all about making positive changes that can have a lasting impact on your life. So, embrace the opportunity to challenge yourself and make this year the best!
How to stick to your New Year’s resolutions
Stay focused by focusing on your goals and following these tips to ensure you keep going with your New Year’s resolutions.
1. Start off by keeping goals small
It’s great to be motivated and enthusiastic about your goals, but it’s essential to approach them constructively. Avoid setting unattainable expectations for yourself. Commit to a new activity in small, consistent steps if you want to try a new activity. This will help your body adjust to the new routine and build long-term momentum. Set realistic goals, work towards them gradually, and stay positive and motivated.
2. Make your goals measurable
Make your goal specific and measurable for it to be attainable. For example, if you want to exercise more, decide the time you want to spend on it, like 30 minutes a day, four times a week. Similarly, if you want to lose weight, set a precise target weight. Assigning a measurement to your goal defines what success looks like.
An activity tracker can be a game-changer in keeping track of your progress. It enables you to log your food intake and exercise effectively, giving you a clear picture of your overall health.
3. Be realistic about your goals
Setting realistic goals is critical to staying motivated on your journey to success. To ensure your goals are attainable, looking honestly at your lifestyle and available resources is essential. Doing so allows you to create a plan that fits your unique circumstances and sets you up for success. Remember, the path to success is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Take the time to evaluate what works best for you and set goals to help you achieve your dreams.
4. Make a plan for achieving your goals
It’s vital to understand what you want to achieve clearly. However, it’s equally important to determine the specific when, where, and why of your vision. This will help you to establish an action plan and set yourself on the right path to accomplish your goals. Remember, a well-defined vision is the key to success, so take the time to think it through thoroughly.
5. Stay positive about your goals
To make positive changes, focus on the benefits and avoid dwelling on the negatives. Remind yourself of your goal’s positive impact on your well-being to stay motivated. This will help you stick to your resolution and see desired results.
Dr. David Samadi is the Director of Men’s Health and Urologic Oncology at St. Francis Hospital in Long Island. He’s a renowned and highly successful board certified Urologic Oncologist Expert and Robotic Surgeon in New York City, regarded as one of the leading prostate surgeons in the U.S., with a vast expertise in prostate cancer treatment and Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy. Dr. Samadi is a medical contributor to NewsMax TV and is also the author of The Ultimate MANual, Dr. Samadi’s Guide to Men’s Health and Wellness, available online both on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Visit Dr. Samadi’s websites at robotic oncology and prostate cancer 911.