February is the month in which most people abandon their New Year's resolutions, regardless of how dedicated they felt back in January. If you feel yourself slipping on your goals for 2018, here are a few ways to reignite your motivation and adhere to your resolutions for a little while longer.
Re-Evaluate Your Goals
After thinking about and trying to stick to your goals for over a month, you probably have a new opinion about how realistic they are. If you've barely made it to the gym once a week and you promised yourself you'd go every day, it might be time to make your resolution a little more manageable. Additionally, if you've thought of new goals you'd like to implement in your life, it's not too late to alter your original resolutions. Taking the time to think about your goals will help you remember why you made them in the first place, and editing them will ensure that they fit your lifestyle and needs accurately.
Find Someone to Hold You Accountable
It's difficult for anyone to stay on top of their resolutions if they're handling everything on their own. Rope in a friend to keep you on track. Workout buddies are a great way to motivate yourself to stay fit, and friends who are on the same diet can encourage you to keep trying. Even just making your friends and family aware of your resolutions can make it more challenging for you to give them up in the coming months.
Don't Beat Yourself Up For Slipping
If you've already fallen off the "better me" bandwagon, don't fret: there's no shame in climbing back onboard. Everyone experiences failures when trying to make changes in their lives, especially if the changes are difficult. Remind yourself that it's not too late to pick up those resolutions you left laying on the ground like a dirty pile of laundry.
Come Up With a Rewards System
Although this may sound like a technique used by elementary school teachers, it works. Tell yourself that every week you stick to your resolutions, you get to treat yourself to something. If your goal is to eat healthier in 2018, indulge in your favorite unhealthy food on Saturdays if you've been good the other six days of the week. If you're trying to hit the gym more, allow yourself to watch an episode of your favorite show while you're on the treadmill. Motivation comes in a variety of forms, so adopt whatever method works best for you.
How do you keep your New Year's resolutions, even as March quickly approaches? Let us know in the comments!