How to Make your New Years Resolutions Stickwithout Giving up In-N-Out Burger (Infographic)
Its 25-days into the New Year and how many resolutions have you kept?According to a survey of 2,000 people conducted in November 2014 by the beautysite feelunique.com,
Only 32 percent of people who made resolutions stick withthem for a month or more. That might be why 48 percent ofmen and 39 percent of women are choosing not to make anyresolutions at all.
Heres a thought:
Instead of trying to make one huge change this year, why notmake small changes part of your everyday routine?
Im game, here I go
Day 25. Im proud to report that I am doing fairly well with my three small andeasy to implement New Years resolutions changes. None of which haveanything to do with going to the gym or reading a book. I already know I need todo those things. My first thoughts of the New Year were surprisingly simple. Maybe
you can relate. They certainly cant hurt.
Resolution #1: Stop looking at your cellphone first thing in themorning.My new motto: If you absolutely wont leave it lay, then can you at least let it lie?
Results: First few days Iwent through withdrawals.Been getting easier eversince. My solution Keepeyes closed for fiveminutes after the alarmand mentally walk throughthe details ofthe upcoming day. Addedbenefit: Hoping it will helpreduce memory loss (youcan always hope).
*** Qualification: Quicklyglancing to see if you received a text from your kids carpool or your mother doesNOT count. Could even make an allowance if you see a text from your boss.
Resolution #2: No potato chips allowed in the house.My new motto: If you bring it, I may or may not eat it.
Results: Waistline = Priceless. Seriously,I have a love-hate relationship withpotato chips. Ive never been able topass one up especially when onion dip ispresent. Challenge: Super Bowl Sunday!
***Qualification: French fries from In-N-Out Burger and white truffle potato chipsfrom Cate & Co, do NOT count.
Resolution #3: Make coffee at home before starting your day.My new motto: Wake up and smell the latte.
Results: You may miss your local barista and her ingenious froth artwork butnothing will ever say thank you like your wallet. We received a Capresso frothPROfor Christmas. I cant tell you what a coffee-saver it has been.
(1) Non-fat latte @ $4.50 per day for 25 days (and counting) = $112.50SAVINGS
For all the financial wizards out there, I know I should reduce my savings by thecost of the coffee beans and milk, but Im not counting the second latte consumedlater in the day. Ill call that a wash.
***Qualification: If you are meeting friends at a coffee shop, etiquette doesrequire you to purchase a cup of Joe (make it a double).
So far, so good with my New Years changes. Need some help coming up with afew of your own?
Most people are rather over-ambitious with their resolutionsand find it difficult to last longer than a week or so. So, whynot try doing one small, positive act every day?
Heres a list of SMALL changes that can make a BIG difference:
Donate some of your old clothes to charityStep away from your smartphone (similar to Resolution #1 above)Cycle to workPack a healthy lunchTry a new hairstyle
Top New Years Resolution Tip
At the end of each day, look at the small positive things youhave achieved this will motivate you to keep makingconstructive changes through 2015!
From entrepreneur.com, take a look at the infographic below, which features morenuggets from the feelunique.com study, and pay special attention to the tips onhow to make your New Years promises last. Stick with it, and next year, thatll besomething extra to celebrate.
How to Make your New Years Resolutions Stick without Giving up In-N-Out Burger (Infographic)Resolution #1: Stop looking at yourcellphone first thing in the morning.Resolution #2:No potato chips allowed in the house.Resolution #3: Make coffee at home before starting your day.Top New Years Resolution Tip