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5 tips for making realistic resolutions and sticking to them

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The month of January is all about making those resolutions that you try to stick to year in, year out. However, this year Tesco Mobile, along with frockadvisor, want to help you avoid all those bad recommendations, and make the best of 2016!

When the clock struck midnight the last thing you were probably thinking of was your New Year’s resolutions. But the day after the night before usually has many of swearing that the new year will be one focused on health and well being. It’s usually around the second week or so of January that these resolutions go out the door. But why is that?  Well many of will make resolutions that we cannot physically keep up with – perhaps you committed to running a few kilometres ever day, it’s just not sustainable, you need to manage your expectations and be realistic.   

Write it down 

Simply having an idea in your head isn’t going to allow it to progress any further. Put pen to paper and bring your idea into the universe. The act of physically writing your plan turns an idea into a reality. Make sure to reference what you’ve written when you feel you’re beginning to slack on your resolutions.   

Do it over time

Have more than one New Year’s resolution? Don’t cram it all into January – spread it out over time. Maybe you want to take up jogging, learn to cook and quit smoking. Learn to cook and quit smoking in January, the cold months will be warmed up by delicious food and you’ll be too busy to think about smoking. Then when the weather gets warmer in March, pick up jogging in the evenings.   

Grab a friend 

Teaming up with a friend will make you a lot more likely to stick to your New Year’s resolutions. Maybe you and your friend want to join the gym, – side note, keep an eye out for gym offering discounts for couples! Having a gym buddy will make you stick to a routine because you won’t want to let the other person down and vice versa.   

Cut Out Time Wasters 

Do you ever find yourself sitting in front of the television and wondering why the hell you’re watching some show you’re not even invested in. TV is great for entertainment or to unwind, but too much can be uninspiring. Instead of watching TV on certain days, why not apply your New Year’s resolutions to that free time.   

A work in progress 

Look, none of us are perfect and none of us ever will be. We are all a work in progress – Rome wasn’t built in a day after all. Some New Year’s resolutions take more than a few months or a year. Maybe you’ve gone back to college or you’re writing a book, whatever it is don’t feel constrained by time limits. 

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