How to Stick to "New Year, New You" Plans

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New Years Resolution: How to stick to new years resolutions!

The start of a new year always feels like a fresh start. Whether you're looking to try something new or break an old habit, "new year, new you," zone is initiated the minute the clock strikes 12 o'clock on January 1. Not only is it a time of reflection, but for many that means the beginning of new year's resolutions. Having new goals is always exciting at first, but keeping it up can be hard, so we've got you covered. Here are ways to do just that and be sure to let us know how you plan to give yourself a fresh start! 

Take It Easy

Don't be so hard on yourself! The insane amount of pressure that goes into resolutions is what sometimes causes people to decide to just forget about it and try again the next year. You're committing to something new, which can be completely out of your comfort zone, so there's a good chance slip-ups will occur. It's okay, take a deep breath. Keep your goal in mind and keep swimming. 

Plan It Out

Being organized makes a huge difference when you're trying to create a new routine. Get yourself an agenda or planner to help you stay on top of things this year. Shop some cute styles below!

The Vibes Day Planner, Notebook, or Address Book • Minted
Great Love Day Planner, Notebook, or Address Book • Minted
Lilly Pulitzer Sparkling 17-Month Large Daily Agenda • Lilly Pulitzer
Kate Spade New York Fashionably Late Large Agenda • Kate Spade
ban.do Rose Parade 17 Month 2018 Classic Agenda
ban.do 17-Month Medium Agenda

It's Mantra Time

Pick a mantra that will define what this year means for you and say it everyday! In case you missed this post about affirmations, here are a few examples and some new ones:

  1. I will walk into my soul's mission.
  2. I will judge or criticize no one, not even myself. 
  3. Perfection is an allusion that I will not chase. 
  4. I am powerful. 
  5.  I will practice forgiveness, starting with myself.
  6. I receive all the good that life has to offer me.
  7. I am worthy of the space I take up.

DRink up

Drink more water! I know you're probably confused, but IMO water is the key to everything. It increases your energy, flushes out toxins, benefits your immune system, and so much more. What more could you ask for when you're getting ready to jump into this journey?! Shop some cute styles below. 

ban.do Cool It Glass Water Bottle/17 oz.
Contigo Purity Glass Water Bottle
PRESSA BOTTLE Glass Water Bottle
bkr 16oz Spiked Glass Water Bottle • BKR
S'well White Marble Bottle, 17 oz. • Swell
ban.do Glitter Bomb Water Bottle

Go Small or go home

Bigger isn't always better. Sometimes breaking your huge goals into smaller chunks can make it more attainable. For example, if your goal is to lose a large amount of weight, breaking it into checkpoints that you can reach throughout the year will help to make it not seem so daunting. 

New Years Resolution: How to stick to "new year, new you" plans!