The start of a new year is the great time to turn a new page, which is probably why so many people make New Year's resolutions. With that being said, resolutions are much easier to make than to keep. It's easy to slip back into old patterns and abandon our resolutions. Here are the top 3 reasons why New Year's Resolutions fail and what you can do to keep yours going.
1. Haven't created clear and specific intentions
When making good habits stick, a little in-depth planning can go a long way. You'll need to dive deep and be specific and intentional about not only your goals, but the actions it will take to meet them. Anticipating challenges and possible problems and identifying solutions will be a key factor to maintain long-term success. Write out your goals, or if you prefer to keep everything digital, type them out. RuK's Solar Pack has a full-blown business section to keep both a journal and a laptop handy.
2. No accountability
Grab yourself a mentor, coach, friend, or family member to help hold you accountable with your New Year resolutions. This accountability will provide you with the support and encouragement to sustain your goals all year. On the other side of the spectrum, be sure to avoid anyone who is draining you of your energy. Positivity and encouragement can help get you to the next level in not only achieving your resolutions, but maybe even surpassing them. If your New Year's resolution is to be more consistent about hitting the gym, grab your gym buddy and always carry your workout clothes with our RuK's Limitless Duffle Pack which includes a moisture-sealed laundry pocket to separate the sweat.
3. You didn't set yourself up for success
Preparation is everything. First, identify what goals you're looking to achieve. Next, figure out all of the steps required to get your desired results. Lastly, take action. If your goal is to be the healthiest version of yourself, get the right equipment to store and carry your prepped meals. RuK's Essential Sling Pack contains an insulated meal prep compartment and a spot to store your water bottle to keep you on track.