It’s that time of year again! When we kiss 2017 goodbye, we also bid farewell to our old selves. Creating a new version of ourselves becomes the trend for a good while.
We aren’t creating a whole new self, but we do create a goal to improve ourselves for the new year. (This is also something that we should continuously do, but that’s just my two cents.)
Since Famous DJ Agency is all about being the best and helping others get there too, we want to help create a resolution list.
There’s a few things to keep in mind when drafting up your resolutions for 2018. If your resolutions seem like a stretch, you might want to rethink them.
Start small & keep it simple
If you want to change the world, that’s great. You can’t change the world all at once. Sometimes the biggest change is made up of tons of little changes. Aim for more smaller, reasonable goals, like doing more volunteering or more acts of kindness.
It’s also hard to change multiple behaviors at once. That being said, try to tackle one or two “bad” habits before getting to the rest.
Many people have “lose weight” as the number one resolution, but that can be a little tricky. It’s a great resolution to have, but remember that muscle weighs more than fat. Maybe start with lowering the percentage of body fat you have. You can weigh 140 pounds with only 10% body fat or 80% body fat (don’t quote me on the numbers, but you get the idea).
Working to bring down your body fat could be a better resolution and easier to keep because it’s not just about working out. If you’re trying to lower the amount of body fat, you have to cut out all of those things that increase it. Yes, that means no more fast food and mindless snacking.
Share your resolutions
Most resolutions are left unfinished because we forget about our resolutions about a month or two after the new year. Tell people about your resolutions. By talking about your resolutions, you’re actually reminding yourself of them. You might even inspire someone to think of their own or add on to their list.
If you tell your friends and loved ones about your goals, they can also help you accomplish them. They might even have similar goals, so you can do them together.
Sometimes it’s not just enough to create resolutions. You need to be excited about them too.
Maybe you and your friends can share resolutions. You’ll be able to get in some quality time with the people that are important to you while making improving yourself. What’s better than having a work out partner? Having a work out partner that’s also interested in what you do outside of the gym (basically, your friend).
Don’t be discouraged
If one of your goals was to save money and you’ve been spending like crazy, it’s okay. Maybe try a different approach to saving money.
Instead of saying “no more Starbucks,” try putting a dollar a day or week in a piggy bank. You could also throw all of your change at the end of the day in a piggy bank. This will still let you enjoy all the things you love while also putting some money aside.
Remember, a failure is only a failure if you give up.