How to Keep New Year’s Resolutions

How to keep New Year’s resolutions | BMW of Bowling Green | Bowling Green, KY

Happy New Year!

Let’s be honest: Most of us will make a bunch of life-changing resolutions for 2017, and most of us won’t last the month. It isn’t easy to keep New Year’s resolutions, but there are ways to do it—you just have to change the way you’re making resolutions.

Most resolutions are something vague, like “eat better,” “exercise more,” or “save more money.” They sound good, but ultimately they don’t mean anything. How does “eat better” translate into your daily life? You have to think about how you’re going to implement these changes or you won’t be able to stick it out.

Be Specific

Resolutions have to be specific. Instead of saying you’re going to exercise more, come up with a workout schedule you can reasonably keep up with that fits into your schedule, and don’t over-commit. You can also start out small and eventually do more! Go to the gym or for a run two days a week at first. That’s easy to keep up with, but eventually, it will become a habit, and then you can add more.

Make A Plan

Break your resolutions down into steps. There are a lot of steps to eating better—like changing your shopping habits and finding time to cook healthy meals. Laying out the steps and making a plan that you can implement in your life incrementally will keep you from getting overwhelmed.

Some goals are much easier to achieve if you take the pressure off yourself. For instance, if you have trouble remembering to pay your bills every month or sticking to your budget, set up automatic payments for as many as you can. This way the bills get paid and the money is taken out before you have a chance to spend it on something else.

Hopefully, you now have a better idea of how to keep New Year’s resolutions. Here at BMW of Bowling Green, We wish you the best of luck with your 2017 resolutions and a Happy New Year!

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