How to harness the power of your brain to keep your New Year’s resolutions?
Breaking your New Year’s resolution is just a matter of time unless one is extremely dedicated towards achieving their goal. Many a times, a New Year resolution becomes a tradition. For instance, many people tend to sign in gym memberships thinking that they could possibly reduce a couple of pounds and walk towards the road of fitness. We already know that gyms get the highest number of signs in the beginning of the year or the first quarter when compared to the rest of the year. However, there is a lot of difference between signing up for training and actually being dedicated towards attending them. This blog will exactly tell how you could harness the power of your brain to keep up to the resolution.
Quantify them – break it down to understand the method
Abstract goals can probably turn out to become the worst resolutions. Step one would be to revise the goal and make it more approachable. For instance, if you intend to become fit, try adding some specifics to it. Like, how many pounds do you hope to reduce, or how many times do you have to train every week. Try adding a little schedule to it and stick to it. This way, you are indirectly preparing your brain to follow this new regime.
A lot of times you will realize that your brain will excel in coming up with challenging goals but it fails to accomplish them. It is very easy to mindlessly move towards your daily grind while you may have made resolutions like “learn something new every day” or “eat healthier”. Even if you many have managed to tick your daily to do list, it may feel as if this is not helping you in any way, at least on a short-term basis. In order to neglect such a situation, try incorporating a reward system in your resolutions. For instance, if eating healthy is on your list, try adding a clause where you can enjoy a cheat meal if you keep up your resolution for a month or above. This way you will be feel good about yourself while cutting yourself some slack!
Connect it to something that you already do
One of the best ways to keep up to your resolution is to agree to do that is connected to something that you already do. This way, you will only have to make some space in your daily routine. Pick up cues that you know will take place on a daily basis so that you are even more motivated to work on it. When you are obliged to start something new, it is certainly time consuming to kick-start the routine. While, on the other hand, if it is something that you are doing for a while, it is only a matter of a few days to add another aspect to it. For instance, if you are already an avid gym trainee, then you could make some time for an aerobics or a Zumba session. This way, you would experience something news on the same lines of fitness and workout!
While you continue adhering to your New Year’s resolution, Evolve Brain Training offers – a fun and fulfilling approach to improving your performance that can help you achieve your goals and be dedicated. For instance, some of the common issues we deal with is optimizing productivity and helping people with procrastination. To find out more on this, fill out our contact form and we will get in touch with you shortly.
Dr. Upasana Gala is the founder and CEO of Evolve Brain Training, a Neurofeedback centered institute that focuses on using non-invasive brain training techniques to maximize the brain's true potential.