New Year, New You: How to Follow Through on Your Resolution(s)

You made it for a reason – whether it’s getting back to the gym, making healthier choices, reaching a financial goal or spending more time with those you love – there’s a reason you set out to make a change; you’re driven to better yourself.

The first week is easy. Second is a little harder. Before you know it, a few months have passed and you’re back to old habits. You might ask yourself how this happened, regretting missed opportunities – but fear not! Your Pit Stop Superheroes are here to help!

How can you make sure your New Year resolution(s) translate into a long-term change?

Start by choosing a resolution you REALLY want. Be honest with yourself. Analyze and truly understand the steps it will take to get you there. Are you prepared to give up wing night and spend your evenings on a treadmill? Will you put in the effort to make plans to see your family and friends more? Do you have the motivation to make these aspirations a reality?

We are creatures of habit, good and bad. Change is always going to be uncomfortable. We tend to fall back into old habits because it’s easy and familiar. So start by asking yourself how much you want this change. If the answer isn’t something along the lines of “more than anything” you may want to reconsider what you’re setting out to accomplish; because as soon as you make a promise to yourself you run the risk of breaking it. And when you break that promise, you begin to doubt yourself.

So how do you avoid these moments and hold yourself accountable? Avoid making promises you can’t keep. It sounds simple, but it’s easy to get caught up in an idea. Try to stay grounded and realistic in your choices.

Next, “fake it ‘till you make it”. You’ve probably heard this many times before, but it holds a lot of truth and sets the foundation for belief in yourself. When Rob Mitchell founded Pit Stop Portables 15 years ago it wasn’t an easy task to grow an industry-leading brand. It took hard work and perseverance. It’s HARD to grow and change but the end result is always worth it.