Four Tips for Keeping your New Year’s Resolution

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Another year, another blank slate to write the next chapter of your life. There’s no time like the present to set the counter back to zero and reflect on your personal goals for the year. Whether your final objective is increasing your workout time, reading more books or picking up a new hobby, how will you make sure your 2018 goals will stick past January?

While we all start the year with great intentions, the road to a new routine can be a steep climb. Here are a few tips that will help you stay dedicated to your resolutions in 2018.

  1. Arm yourself with the right tools

Many of us turn to running in the new year because there are no classes to sign up for or expensive equipment to buy. It may be easy to start, but this high-impact activity requires some preparation. The force exerted on your knees is as much as three times higher than walking, and an injury is a sure-fire resolution killer.

Increase your chances of staying in the race by making sure you’re wearing the right shoes for the way you run and always break in new shoes with shorter runs first. Try replacing the thin insoles that come with your running shoes with insoles made for running.  Dr. Scholl’s Active Series Insoles can reduce shock by 40 per cent and alleviate pain from common sports injuries including runner’s knee, shin splints and plantar fasciitis.

  1. Keep a journal

Take the extra time to expand your resolutions into realistic, measurable goals. Be specific about how you plan to achieve them and track your weekly progress in a journal (Bullet Journals are all the rage this year!). Remember to include checkpoints to celebrate the small achievements along the way! There’s no better way to keep yourself accountable than sharing your goals with someone else, look for a supportive forum online or even create your own group on facebook to motivate others with the same goal in mind. 

  1. Practice self-care along the way

If getting active is on your resolutions list, you’ll be quick to develop a love/hate relationship with muscle soreness. On one hand, you’ve crushed a hard workout, but your reward is a sore back and neck. Take control of your pain at home. ALEVE Pain Relief Caplets provide fast acting 12-hour relief from back and body aches so you can get back to it.

  1. Rest and recovery

No matter what you’re trying to achieve this year, always factor adequate rest into your schedule. Staying up late to finish a book on your reading list can be counterproductive to reaching your goals. Get at least six hours of sleep each night and mix in a meditation session once a week to help refresh your mind and body.

How will you prepare to stay dedicated to your New Year’s resolutions? Share your ideas below! 

 

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.

 

Comments

  1. NJ Nowoselski says:

    I find a food journal helps me keep track of my intake as I would say. I use a app for that 🙂 Thanks for the reminders

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