How to Stay Excited About Your New Year’s Resolutions

February 5, 2019

Career Advice

It’s only February, but has your passion for your 2019 resolutions already waned? You’re not alone. There’s something about that first week of January that excites us and gives us the kick we need to get on the right track. (Maybe it’s just peer pressure!) But just a few short weeks later, we’ve often lost that motivation. These two steps can help you stay focused on your goals throughout all of 2019.

Step 1: Set a monthly goal.
Use the start of each month as a goal post. You can break one goal down into twelve steps or milestones (one for each month). Or try setting a small goal, or theme, for each month such as drinking more water in January or walking 10,000 steps each day in February. Conveniently, one month is about the exact amount of time that productivity experts believe it takes to set a new habit in motion.

Step 2: Grade yourself.
Hold yourself accountable! At the start of each month, check in and see how you’re doing. Or, if you need the motivation, keep track of your goals daily, like a star chart or a little X on a calendar so you can visually see that you’re staying on track. Read more about this tip in detail in our post on how to track your success and failures.

How else do you stay excited about your resolutions and goals?

Image via Bill Dickinson/Flickr. 


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Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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