Meanwhile, the new year is nearly ten days old, so I would be interested in how it looks with your New Year’s premises. Are you still following them or have you already put them on?
Hopefully not, because in today’s guest contribution, Philipp Alexander, online entrepreneur and blogger from Vienna describes how it can work with the implementation of self-imposed goals.Thus, for the first time, he crossed the finish line of a marathon three years ago. He reports on his running experience at our site
The turn of the year is the time of good resolutions. We spend most of the first days with Kater in bed, but on the second of January we are again exasperated and full of action. Let us assume that we want to do things differently in the new year. Our new ICH is supposed to be healthier.
Why New Year’s Items Do Not Work
That’s why you have dubbed your resolutions well into your diary:
As far as that sounds very ambitious. Unfortunately, you are going to do the same thing as most people, so the following scenario will soon begin: In the first month, you will be sweated after work, and you will be able to find yourself in the running gear several times a week. You challenge your body and slowly build up your physical condition.
At the latest in February the training intervals will get bigger and bigger and in March you will be so caught up in the daily stress that you will have to spend your evenings with another activity:
Monday is your favorite series on TV,
Tuesday you have to go out with your life partner,
Wednesday you are just too tired after work,
Thursday and Friday also,
Saturday you have to do all that was not possible during the week.
Sunday you would have time, but the cat from the evening before you maltreats you too heavily.
Somehow you forgot that you ever had a resolution.
Only 8% Of All New Year’s Premiums Are Respected
The good news is: If you have already experienced the scenario mentioned in this or a similar form, you are not alone. Scientists have found in a study conducted by the University of Scranton that only 8% of all New Year’s regulations are respected. What science shows us with this is that New Year’s proposals are usually doomed to failure. Or as one says so beautifully: resolutions are for breaking.
Despite these bad prospects, it seems to be a popular habit to make resolutions. About 50% of all people take yearly new year’s premiums. They do not give up. For Germany there is to my knowledge no study, but in the US are the most popular topics:
It is very probable that you will also make one of the following topics as an intent.
Why You Should Have Resolutions
In view of the meager success rate of 8%, you are now probably demotivated. But you do not have to be: to set goals is very good!The 50% of the people who set themselves goals are already better off than the 50% who do not set goals.
8% of people with intentions reach their goals. For those without precaution, the rate is 0%. So do not let the high rate of demolition unsettle you.
I personally have a few years ago made a marathon to run and this goal finally also managed. In this article I will show you how you can implement your resolutions. You do not have to run a marathon. My tips are universal and can also be used in many other areas.
Develop A Routine-To Run Regularly
To run a marathon, you have to train four or five times a week for several months. That is, you need a lot of willpower, so you are really going to the door so often.
Perhaps you have heard of it, that it is easier to carry out difficult tasks when you pack them into routines. Before starting a marathon preparation, you should therefore start a run routine.
It is said on self-help pages again and again that one must carry out an activity 30 days each day, so that it becomes routine. This is not quite accurate, because these 30 days are an average. Some things become routine after 2 to 3 days, others only after 100 days.
Even if we can not precisely determine the timing: It is important to understand that you have to carry out activities often to make them routine.
Why Is That Important?
Well, things that have become routine, you do almost automatically.For example, you do not need any willpower to brush your teeth in the morning because these activities are a routine for you. People who have been going to the gym for years now also do this automatically and need hardly any more overcoming.
Therefore, it is important that you create targeted routines in your life. This is, of course, easier said than done. Running or going to the gym is not a routine for many people because they do not torture themselves long enough to carry out these activities.
The Power Of Mini-Habits
The solution is to make so-called mini-habits. Your goal is to run regularly? Good, then run around the block every day until it’s normal for you.
This is not just healthier than walking every day, but also more efficient. If you’ve ever put on your running shoes from Agooddir and are on the road , you’ll need a lot less willpower to run another distance. You feel the greatest resistance before you leave the front door.
If you have built up a routine after one month, you can start with normal exercise and do your full running training 2 to 4 times a week. You can, of course, continue to run around the block every day to strengthen your routine even further.
A small routine, thus laying the foundation for you to run a marathon later in your life. And, of course, you can implement the principle of mini routines for all areas of life.
Do you want to write 1000 words a day? Start writing to at least one sentence a day.
You want to train your body regularly? Start with at least a lie support during the day.
You want to improve your style? Find out more about fashion and style every day for at least 1 minute
These mini-routines seem ridiculous and they are. The important thing is to make you build up lasting habits. I wish you all the best with your New Year’s Day!