HOW TO GET BACK ON TRACK WITH YOUR RESOLUTIONS
AMSTERDAM | April 4, 2017
The first three months of 2017 are finished. Done. Finito. Quarter 2 just started, which means you have to take a moment to reflect quarter 1. All those good resolutions we all have in the beginning of the year, how far are we with them? Did I achieved what I wanted to achieve? Did I get that new job? Did I loose the weight I wanted to loose? Did I quit smoking? Have I visited my family more often? And so on and so on. It’s proven that most of us quit their New Year’s Resolutions already within the first week, to continue with the bad habits or regular routine. But why? I believe that if you want to change something, you should do it right away and stopping is not an option.
So since most of us already forgot their New Year’s Resolutions, here is a little reminder to look back. To see how life have changed for you and if you are already happier. When I look at my own resolutions, I am still working on it. Traveling every month: Did 2 trips in 3 months. Fair enough. Upgraded my income to amount €X and something with more zero’s: Earned it at least over 3 months total. Started being nicer to myself: Last week I went to bed at 8pm because I was sick. Does that count?
See, even I didn’t achieved my goals. Gosh, I wish. But let’s keep on reminding each other to make it into something. Here are three easy ways to keep motivating yourself with your goals. 1. Write it down. If you write things down and paste a note somewhere on the fridge for example, you keep seeing your goals. 2. Motivating yourself. So besides the fact that you see your notes everywhere, you should remind yourself of getting started and motivate why you started. You want this and you can do this. 3. Get started. If you do the first two steps than getting started is peanuts. Continue and remind yourself these three steps and you’ll come closer to achieving your 2017 resolutions up until the next quarter.
I was wearing:
Coat: Zara, similar here
Turtleneck: H&M Studio
Trousers: Vintage, more tapered pants
Lips: Dior Addict No. 451