Simple Tips for Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolutions

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Robert Schiller

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It’s easy to make New Year’s resolutions.  All of our goals seem attainable when they’re freshly made in early January.  However, by the time February or March rolls around, those aspirations can be long gone if you’re not careful. Fortunately, there are some easy ways to remain on track with your resolutions so you can actually achieve what you set out to accomplish this year.  Here are some simple tips from Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt to help you achieve your goals in 2016:

Be realistic.  

When coming up with your resolutions, it’s important to be reasonable about what you’d like to achieve.  You’re not going to lose 100 pounds within the first month of starting a new diet and you’re not going to build up your savings account overnight.  Setting goals that are too lofty can discourage you and cause you to revert to your old ways.  At Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt we have healthy alternatives for creating the perfect treat.  Remember that slow and steady always wins the race.

Be specific.  

Once you’ve decided on something you’d like to change about yourself or your life, it’s also a good idea to avoid vague wording when forming your goals.  For example, stay away from the generic “lose weight” and “save money.” Those objectives will make it too easy for you to procrastinate or fall behind.  Instead, set objectives like losing one pound a week or saving an extra $500 per month.  The more specific your goals, the more likely you are to achieve them.  If your 2016 plan includes watching calories, Zoyo has several yogurt and topping combinations under 200 calories and are a great healthy snack between meals.

Don’t change too quickly or quit cold turkey.  

We’re all creatures of habit and those habits can die hard.  Living a healthy lifestyle is about changing small habits and isn’t suddenly going to transform on the second of January.  If you’re a fast-food junkie, you’ll likely still find yourself craving your usual hamburgers and fries in the days after the ball drops.  Give yourself a fighting chance by easing into your New Year’s resolutions.  When you try to change too quickly or quit something cold turkey, you aren’t giving yourself the best odds for success.  Switch up your usual afternoon treat and make a healthier choice.  Let Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt help you by simply switching from high calorie candy toppings to fresh fruit and nuts to achieve your goals.  Incorporating these changes gradually can help pave the way for a healthier and happier you.

Don’t give up.  

As we’ve already covered, you probably aren’t going to have immediate results when it comes to the changes you’re implementing.  You’re also likely to return to your old way of life from time to time.  Whether it’s a donut in the office break room or the latest budget-busting gizmo, temptation seems to lurk around every corner.  Don’t let any momentary slip-ups derail your plans for a new you.  If you fall off the wagon, get right back on. Balance out the high calories of that sinful cake or pie at lunch and grab some froyo with fruit and nuts instead.  Forgo your expensive morning lattes and movie theater nights until you’ve paid for that pricey new gadget.  Whatever you do, don’t give up on your desires and good intentions. You’ve got to stay the course if you really want to make your dreams a reality.

Celebrate your victories.

Having a reward for achieving your goal keeps you motivated and on track. Zoyo is the neighborhood gathering place for you to celebrate life’s moments over a cup of froyo.  We are all about celebration at Zoyo and when you have accomplished one of your goals in 2016, come into Zoyo and celebrate that achievement with family, friends or colleagues.

The key towards achieving your goals often lies in your mindset and approach.  By staying positive and developing the proper strategy, you can set meaningful goals that can easily be accomplished with a little willpower and hard work. With these simple tips, you’ll soon be on your way to achieving your goals.