3 Tips For BEFORE You Make Your New Years Resolution

So it’s about that time that everyone starts setting those New Years resolutions and I just wanted to let you in on three little secrets here about those resolutions.

1: You Can Make a Resolution Anytime You Want

I get it. That “fresh start” New Year vibe just can’t be beat. But the truth is you can set goals for yourself anytime you please. Don’t think New Years is your one and only stop for setting new goals for yourself. Maybe you do a quarter year check-in with yourself to see how your old goals are doing and investigate potential new goals (those taxes you’re paying have quarters why not your goals?). Oh, and that fresh resolution you’ve got set for yourself. You don’t need to wait for the New Year to roll around to begin. Start that today.

2: Failing a Resolution Doesn’t Mean You Have to Stop

This is a trap I see way too many people fall into. Oh no, you fell off your resolution for a week. Guess it’s all over for that plan might as well just wait around for next year, right? NO! Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and just keep on keeping on with that goal you set for yourself. I would be amazed to hear someone perfectly adhered to their goal. Beyond amazed. The chances are you are most likely going to drop the ball at some point what matters is your attitude towards falling off for a short period of time, and your ability to get back in the game.

3: Resolutions Don’t Have to Be Huge

The New Years energy is always powerful and tends to have people setting these huge overarching goals. I get it it’s fun to do and you’ve got all this positive energy coursing through your system. Problem is we all eventually settle into the New Year just like any other year and then what? Probably don’t have that same energy you had at the start right? That big goals probably feeling more and more like a burden each day? We can circumvent this issue by just starting small. There’s no qualification for how big a goal must be to be a resolution. Keep things simple, keep things sustainable and slowly chip away at your intended goals.

Matt Molloy

Matt Molloy

I'm a graduate the University of Pittsburgh with a major in Exercise Science. I’m a local guy (North Penn) and athletics has dominated my life. I've led teams in basketball, baseball, soccer, golf and my passion, long distance running. I've been strength training for 6 years with a focus in power-lifting but have recently stretched to strongman since joining the pride here at the Den. When I’m not in the gym I enjoy, spending time with my friends, music, and relaxing and playing some video games.