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If you are like many people you probably made some goals or resolutions for this year. When January 1st rolls around people are high on motivation and spend the day planning out their meals and workouts, organizing those overflowing closets, and setting up their plan for getting out of debt. By the time January 15th rolls around we have become overwhelmed and our meal plans turn into take out, our savings becomes spent, and workouts are sacrificed in favor of sleeping in.
So, how can we make our resolutions stick? The difference between a wish and a goal is plan. In order to set ourselves up for success we need to have a plan. Once you have determined what your goal or resolution is there are a few tips you can use to make your resolution become your reality.
- Break it Up
Setting a goal like losing 20 pounds or saving $1000 can be overwhelming. Instead, break it up into smaller, more manageable goals. If you want to lose 20 pounds this year make your goal to lose 5lbs per quarter, or a little over 1.5 pounds per month. This makes it far more reasonable and easier to stay focused, instead of getting overwhelmed by a massive goal.
- Make One Change at A Time
Trying to change everything at once is far too overwhelming and sets you up for disappointment. Make one change at a time. Instead of going out to lunch every day, pack your lunch a few times a week. Packing a lunch doesn’t mean you have to give up flavor. One of my favorite ways to add extra flavor without the extra guilt is to include Progresso™ Light soups as a part of your healthier lunch.
They have 40 delicious flavors at 100 calories or less per serving! You can have your favorite flavors like Creamy Chicken Alfredo without sacrificing your goals, liking feeling good in your clothes!
- Avoid Absolutes
Telling yourself you will not eat dessert at all the entire year or resolving to not make any impulse purchases all year almost guarantees your failure. Making 100% absolute resolutions awakens your inner rebel. That rebel wants to find a way around the rule. Instead of making absolute goals or resolutions, make limited resolutions like enjoying dessert on special occasions or having a certain amount of the budget allotted to impulse purchases. This allows you to still indulge in those things within reason and relieves the pressure of striving for perfection.
Hopefully using these 3 tips for sticking to your resolutions helps you stay on track throughout this whole year. Don’t give up. You are worth it!
Do you set resolutions? What are your tips for making them stick?
13 thoughts on “3 Tips for Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolutions with Progresso™ Light”
I think when tackling any change, small steps are always going to end with big results.
Yes! It really does add up even if it doesn’t seem like it
I love this! I think breaking it up & making it into small goals is the way I can help myself achieve my goals!
It is easier to think about changing one little thing at a time than trying to overhaul your life! and it’s more practical and sustainable too!
I’m a huge soup for lunch fan! Great post. This reminds me that I need to stock up on my soups for quick lunches at the office.
It is great to keep around for a quick filling meal!
Keep positive, journal. Instead of dreaming of change, do the change. Thanks for the post.
Oh, I like that! Instead of dreaming of change, do the change! Great quote!
Big changes in small steps. I need to post that above my desk!
That’s what keeps me on track every day! I think about what I can do right now instead of everything I have to do and it keeps me motivated!
Also, now I want soup. 😉
Mmm Soup. It really is perfect for this time of year!
Love the idea… but hate the fact that progresso adds MSG to most of their “light” soups. DH is severely allergic (or sensitive)… not trying to argue anyone else reaction to MSG…. but in this house… big no buy.