Four Tips for Keeping Your New Years Resolutions

Did you keep your new years resolutions last year? Aha, that’s what we thought! This time, UBC REC is here with some great tips to help you keep your resolutions for 2013!

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Image courtesy of Universal Pictures (Bridget Jones’ Diary)

 
Tip #1: Find new ways to reach your goal or maintain your resolution 
– Is your resolution to exercise more? In addition to opting for the traditional gym membership, why not try a group fitness class at the SRC? You’re in luck! From January 7th to 13th, UBC REC is holding Shopping Week, where all the instructional classes at the SRC are FREE! Try out a class, and if you like it, register by January 13th for a spot.  Find the schedule here
Tip #2: Focus on the outcome, as opposed to how you get there
– If you focus on a goal you want to achieve, as opposed to the perhaps unpleasant or difficult tasks standing in your way, you will probably be more motivated to overcome those challenges.  For example, instead of saying “I will eat more vegetables this year”, say “I will be healthier by the end of the year”.  Instead of focusing on those little vegetables, focus on the bigger picture and soon your whole lifestyle will be changed for the better!
Tip #3: Remind yourself everyday
– Make your resolution the background to your computer, or write it on a sticky note next to your mirror.  Out of sight, out of mind!
Tip #4 : Team up
– Find friends who also have resolutions and keep each other accountable!  The more people you tell about your resolution, the more likely you are to succeed, so spread the word and build yourself a network of supportive and driven people to help you out.
Whether your resolution is to be healthier, improve your grades, save money, or just live a more balanced life, these tips will help you get to where you want to be by the end of the year. Best of luck, and Happy New Year!

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