5 Tips To Keep Your Resolutions

5 Tips To Keep Your Resolutions

The beginning of a new year is a good time for retrospection. Self-examination is a great way to move forward and become a better version of yourself. However, January 1 is not a magical date on which our dreams will effortlessly come true. We give the resolutions too much importance since we know they are most of the time defeated in advance.
Do you recognize yourself in these words? How about we do something different this year? Why not turn your resolutions into sustainable long-term goals?
We wanted to share with you a few tips to help you start 2022 on the right foot!

Think About Your "Why"

If you want to make some changes in your habits, there must be a reason behind this ambition.
Is this reason strong enough to keep you going when times get hard? What aspects of your life will be positively affected by this change? More quality time with your family? Improved physical capacity? Greater financial freedom? More trips and memories?
Your “why” is what will prevent you from giving up when the motivation for novelty has worn off. 

Turn Your Resolutions Into Goals

We know resolutions are hard to keep in the long-term, while goals tend to make more sense in a larger vision of your life. Make sure you set yourself a “SMART” goal: Specific, Measurable, Ambitious, Realistic and Time-bound.

Have a Plan and Be Realistic

Don’t jump into the void; be prepared! Have a short, medium and long term action plan.
If you want to get back in shape, hire a professional to make you a diet plan and / or a workout plan. If you want to save money, set an amount to accumulate each week, see what expenses you can cut, and set up your savings account. If you want to spend more time with your family, rearrange your schedule.


Every goal is achievable if it’s SMART and planned.

Build Up Habits and Be Patient

Darren Hardy’s “The Compound Effect” is a must-read to understand the importance of “small” changes in your everyday life.

Small changes + Consistency + Time =

Major difference on your goals

For example, if you want to improve your financial situation in 2022, make a few changes that may help you spend less.
Cancel subscriptions you don’t use on your phone (we can even live without Spotify Premium, we promise!), Shop the sales (like on allsales.ca) instead of chasing new products in-store, replace your drive-thru lunch with a home-made lunch, make your coffee at home… and put those dollars aside in a savings account. 2-3-4 $ do not seem like much in the moment, but when accumulated and even invested, the sum goes up quickly!
If your goals is to be healthier, start with small changes to avoid getting discouraged.
Replace your soft drink with a sugar-free version or sparkling water, go out for a 15-minute walk every day, replace your white bread with whole wheat bread.
These changes may seem trivial, but the cumulative effect of these new choices on your calorie and nutritional intake will make a big difference in the long run.

Track Your Progress

You want specific results, so you make a plan… and you take action! But how do you know if you’re sticking correctly to your plan? Are you on the right track? Then track your progress! Having a visual representation of your progress is encouraging and allows you to be accountable for your goals.
Make a budget. Take note of your expenses (all of them!). Write down what you eat. Write down how much water you drink each day. Use a smartwatch to track your exercise.
Seeing how far you’ve come every day will motivate you to follow your plan to the end!

We are ready for you 2022!