Here's how to keep your good intentions in 2022

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The new year is already upon us and that means we are massively making good resolutions. Have you already set goals? With these tips, you will definitely achieve them. Read on quickly!

Be realistic

When making good resolutions, it is very important to come up with realistic goals. For example, it would be unrealistic to commit yourself to going to the gym five times a week if you have never been to the gym before. Start small and build it up slowly. In this case, working out twice a week is realistic. Once you have maintained that for a while, you can try going to the gym three times a week (if they are open again).

Don't make too many good intentions

What is also unrealistic is to set many different goals for yourself. You can't do everything at once, so pick one or two goals you want to achieve in the coming year. If you do that, you can focus entirely on those resolutions. So think for yourself which goals are most important to you and will have the most impact on your lifestyle.

Make a plan of action

All well and good that you have set goals, but do you know how you are going to achieve them? Good preparation is half the battle, so don't skip it. Make a plan of action and think about how you will achieve your goals. Answer the questions: how and when will I work on my goal? For example, do you want to start running? Then make sure you have good running shoes and (sports) supplements in the house, know what route you want to run and at what times you will do so. Be prepared!

Inform your surroundings

Your behaviour and opinions are influenced by your social environment. Do you want to learn new habits? Inform your friends, colleagues and family about it. They can take your goals into account and support you if you are less motivated. 

Stop the all-or-nothing mentality

Even if you have done all the above things, things will still go wrong sometime in 2022. Setbacks cannot be avoided and are also perfectly normal. The trick is to then pick up your habits again and keep going. You have to leave that all-or-nothing mentality in 2021. It won't be perfect, but that is exactly what you will learn from and what will make you stronger. Good luck!