Continuing Resolutions One Month In

Continuing Resolutions One Month In

There is no doubt that times flies. We are one month in to a new year! According to Statistic Brain, only 64% of resolutions are maintained after one month. Were you pumped and ready for a new start as another came to an end?

Do you still have that motivation? If not, the CGS Team is here to give you that extra push to continue on with your goals!

Continuing Resolutions…

The first step to continuing your goals is to make sure that you have set reasonable ones. Check out the 6 Tips for Setting Intentional Goals article for quick tips on how to set attainable goals.

If you know that your goals are realistic and possible to achieve, continue reading to get the motivation you need to reach those resolutions!

According to the Meriam-Webster dictionary, motivation is “a condition of being eager to act or work” and “a force or influence that causes someone to do something.”

Notice that motivation is ultimately a “condition” or “force.” Outside sources and energy can assist in the motivation to achieve your goals. To maintain the process of achieving those goals, motivation should come from within.

Think about how you will feel once your resolutions are met. Was your goal to lose 10 pounds for a beach vacation? Picture yourself at your target weight in that bikini. Doesn’t that vision make you happy?

THAT is motivation! Don’t worry about the journey to reaching your goal, think about the end result. Always keep in mind that nothing worth having comes easy.

Takeaway 1: Focus on the End Result

If your motivation is decreasing, readjust your focus to the end result. Picture where you want to be and how great you will feel when you get there.

Self-motivation is the strongest force in deciding to continue reaching for you goals. However as we mentioned above, there are certain outside forces that can assist in your motivation. Those outside forces are people, places and things that re-ignite your flame.

You have a conversation, see the possible end result, or visit a place that brings positive memories. Use these people, places, and things to your advantage. Have coffee with the friend who is also trying to stay motivated.

Attend a financial empowerment event. Walk through a newly built model home. Don’t be afraid to give yourself a break and let an outside force be accountable for your motivation!

Takeaway 2: Boost Your Energy

Find people, places and things to help keep you motivated when you need a little push.

Another way to spark the motivation to continue working towards your goals is to do things that spark creativity and boost energy. If your goal is to lose weight and you love being outdoors, don’t waste your time in the gym.

Spend half of your time working out outside. Go for a hike, run through the park or do yoga in your backyard.

Putting yourself in an environment or doing an activity you enjoy will make it that much easier to push through.

According to Forbes Magazine, “when you are in an environment that awakens your enthusiasm, you feel motivated because of what you see and experience.” Spend as much time in the environment or doing the inspiring activity that you can. This will help keep your motivation running.

Takeaway 3: Find Inspiration

Participate in activities or environments that make you feel creative, inspired and energized. Use these feelings as motivation to continue working towards your goals.

It is not always easy to stay encouraged and empowered to reach your resolutions. With a little help, you can get and stay inspired.

Remember to focus on your end result, let people, places or things inspire you when you need it, and participate in activities that make you happy and creative.

Related: How to Set Achievable Resolutions

Do you have any tips or tricks to staying motivated? What do you do when you are on the cusp of quitting but fight through? Share your comments with the community by leaving a comment below. We can encourage each other to stay motivated!

-The CGS Team



2 thoughts on “Continuing Resolutions One Month In”

  1. I work from a home office, so having an environment that inspires creativity and energy is crucial! I am currently working on a vision board to help me stay focused on the goals I want out of life!

  2. Visual aids really help me. It’s easy to lose sight of your goals, so I keep them in front of me. Sometimes I track my progress on a calendar, sometimes I have an accountability buddy, and I also try to make weekly commitments and at the end of the week I check my progress!!! Find what works for you and keep reaching for your goal!

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