It’s rapidly approaching. January 19th. Quitters Day. The day that most people give up on their New Year’s resolution.
According to a Strava, that is the day this year that people will give up their 2020 goals. However, you don’t have to become a negative statistic this year, even if you’re already struggling. If your resolution is in jeopardy, you can still save it.
Think about it this way; if you’ve never been where you want to go, you’ve got to find a way to get there. You probably don’t want to waste time either, so you want to find the most direct path as well. You need a map.
Find yourself a piece of paper and a pen. In the middle, write your New Year’s resolution and circle it. From there, write anywhere around it the things that need to happen for that goal to stay alive and circle those.
For example, if your resolution was to lose 15 pounds, maybe you eat at home 6 nights a week, go to fitness class 12 times a month, and take a long walk in the park every Sunday.
Then, around those plans, write the things that need to happen for those to come true. You need to grocery shop each Sunday to eat at home 6 nights a week. You can tell your trainer that you have to come to the gym 12 times so they keep you accountable.
Continue to map it all out until you’ve got small, manageable steps that all lead you to your goal.
Put It To Use
Now, transfer those to your daily planner (if you don’t have one, now’s the time!) and you now have your map. You can return to it as you plan each week and day to make sure you’re still on the right path.
So, as January 19th approaches, are you going to be another stat used to assigned 2021’s “Quitter’s Day” or are you going to map your way to success? You’ve got this!