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How to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

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Welcome to 2019! We hope your time at Courtland Towers has already been fulfilling and just what you want it to be in an apartment home here in Arlington, VA Today the blog is all about resolutions. Whether you’ve already made some or not, try these tips for keeping them today, this month, and all year long!

Be realistic.

When setting your goals and making plans for attaining them, think about how you’ll actually feel about these plans when the time comes to work at them. What will get you to do it? Make the goal itself something you have a passion for working toward, something that’s manageable enough that the thought of working toward it doesn’t intimidate you out of going for it.

Make it part of your routine.

As you’re planning out how you hope to accomplish your goal, remember that practice and consistency are key! An action isn’t really a habit or a real life change if you only do it once every so often. So make it a more natural part of your life by making small adjustments to your schedule to accommodate for working toward your goal.

Reward yourself.

Working on a new habit or a life change is difficult business! Give yourself something to look forward to by treating yourself to something healthy, related to your goal, and a little bit out of your normal purchases every few milestones or so. This makes achieving different parts of your goal more exciting. In fact, it gives you permission to hype yourself up, which is important to do when it’s so easy to focus on how much you want to be better.

Look ahead.

Sometimes once you achieve a goal it’s natural and appropriate for you to forget about that one and to move on. However, you want to keep the progress you’ve made on each goal, so make them part of your lifestyle, or find ways to build upon each goal so you’re constantly improving. This not only maintains and strengthens healthy habits, but it also can give you something to look forward to once you start nearing your goal, which can help you see the goal as the milestone it is.

What habits, practices, mindsets, and other things have helped you keep and be successful in accomplishing your new year’s resolutions? Share your success stories with the rest of us by leaving a comment! Good luck!