How To Come Up With A New Year’s Resolution & Stick To It

2021 is just around the corner, and we all know what that means! It’s time to come up with a New Year’s resolution! But what will be your resolution? And do you have a plan that will help you stick to it? If you don’t know the answer to either of these questions, Mr. Clean Can has got your back. We are here to help you choose a resolution, and give you some tips on how to stick to it!

Choosing a Resolution

When you choose a resolution, you need to be sure it’s one that’s achievable and easily fits in to your day-to-day routine. If your resolution is to take more trips, but your work schedule is not very flexible, this may not be the best resolution for you. Instead, your resolution could be to set aside funds to use on a big family vacation that you know you’ll be able to take time off for in the future.

What’s Important to You?

Something else to think of, is what is really important to you right now. You don’t want to look up a list of resolutions and just pick a random one. If you don’t feel strongly about the resolution, chances are you aren’t going to stick to it. Do you love cooking, but feel like you make the same things over and over? A good resolution would be to try a new recipe each week. It’s reasonable, and you’ll find new recipes to incorporate into your collection. Since this is something you already love to do, this resolution could easily fit into your lifestyle.

Baby Steps

Another helpful tip is to choose a resolution that you can ease into. A popular resolution is to lose weight. However, for your health and sanity, you need to begin this process by taking baby steps! Instead of beginning a diet and a hardcore workout routine, do a little of each! What we mean by this is to slowly start to eat healthier by gradually replacing the food that’s not good for you with food that is! Along with this, instead of beginning an intense workout routine, choose something you enjoy. Do you enjoy being outside? Take up walking until you’re ready to incorporate other types of exercises.

Be Specific!

A common mistake people make when choosing a resolution is picking one that is too general. For example, say you decide that your resolution will be to get a new job in 2021. This is great, but it isn’t specific enough. What kind of job are you looking for? What benefits, schedule, etc. are you seeking? Once you organize your thoughts and know what it is you’re looking for in a new job, you can begin to pinpoint exactly what it is you need to do to get the job of your dreams!

How to Stick to Your Resolution All Year

Let’s be honest, many resolutions never stick past January. We’re all guilty of giving up on a resolution or two in the past. Luckily for you, we have some tips that will be sure to help you stick to that resolution in 2021! You may have heard to hold yourself accountable, which is a good tip. However, we believe that having someone you know and trust to hold you accountable will help you stick to your resolution throughout the entire year, and maybe even for the rest of your life! Along with accountability, we believe it’s important to reward yourself. Without celebrating your small successes, it’ll be easy for you to want to give up. What do you love? It could be dessert, shopping, or a short trip somewhere. Whatever makes you happy, reward yourself every now and then with a small celebration! Choosing a resolution you’re passionate about, and then holding yourself accountable, and rewarding yourself for your accomplishments along the way, is a sure way to stick to the resolution not only for the entirety of 2021, but possibly for the rest of your life!

Do you have a resolution planned for the new year? How do you plan to stick to it? Let us know in the comments!