How to Check in on Your (Old) New Years Resolutions
By now, the honeymoon period with 2016 is over. It’s back to the grind, back to work, and back to making fitness a part of your daily life instead of the shining beacon of hope for a new year (okay, fitness is always fun, right?!). And whether your resolutions centered around success in CrossFit or beefing up your personal and home safety (especially important for us New Yorkers living in congested parts of town), the veneer of a bright and shiny new goal has probably begun to wear off.
But there are a few things you can do to keep focused on the 2016 goals to keep them from becoming 2016 fantasies in the rear view mirror. Take our advice, and reap the rewards come year’s end (or before!).
1. Practice Triage.
Feeling like those resolutions were a bit too ambitious? Cut them down to the one or two things that really matter, and prioritize those as goals. Those small resolutions may be less important while eating up a disproportionate amount of your time.
2. Recalibrate Your Expectations.
Were those goals you set just too lofty? Think about putting them in perspective or breaking them down into smaller, more actionable goals and steps.
3. Reach Out for Help.
Now that you’re a few weeks into the year, it’s probably becoming clearer which goals you can tackle alone and which you’ll need a boost on. Create a little social pressure by enlisting friends, family members, coaches, or mentors in accomplishing what’s proving too challenging for yourself.