New Year’s Resolution Tips
5 ways to Fail-proof Your New Year’s Resolutions
The first day of a new year is filled with so much promise! It’s our chance to push the reset button on life and whittle down our vices.
University of Scranton research suggests that just 8% of people are fulfilling those promises we make for the New Year. What are those folks doing right, and where are the rest of us going wrong? Here are a few tips to help make your News Year’s resolutions stick, so you can increase your Vitality Status™ and earn more Vitality Bucks® in the new year:
- Get Real
Losing a significant amount of weight, becoming fluent in another language, or paying off all of your debt are difficult goals to achieve in 12 months. When you want to make big changes, try planning smaller steps over shorter periods of time. Start by setting a goal within HumanaVitality, and you will kick off the new year with a goal that is both realistic and manageable.
- Speed Bumps Ahead!
Try to think about any obstacles you may encounter that could throw you off course. Planning ahead and envisioning how you’ll handle these scenarios will increase your ability to stay on the path you’ve charted.
- Put it in Writing
Write down your resolutions (or select a HumanaVitality goal) and take a look at your life to make sure you’re setting a plan that fits with your schedule. While you’re at it, list the benefits of reaching your goal. Knowing what you’ll get out of it will keep you motivated and realistic about what to expect once you get there.
- Treat Yourself!
Outline rewards for your progress along the way and tie them to smaller milestones. That way you can measure and celebrate successes and build momentum to achieve throughout the year. The HumanaVitality® Mall includes rewards to suit any taste, including Amazon.com Gift Cards , movie tickets, fitness equipment and apparel. Plus, earn up to a 40% discount in the HumanaVitality Mall when you reach Platinum Vitality Status.
- Broadcast it:
Share your plans with friends and family, or join a group to help reach your goals. Having support will make your journey easier and less intimidating. Be sure to share your HumanaVitality activity on social media to let your friends and family know you mean business!
Remember that creating positive change takes time and patience. Setbacks are completely normal and often inevitable—don’t give up if you get off course. Good luck and happy new year!
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