Sales and marketing agency, Evoque Innovations has revealed their 7 secrets to those who keep their New Year’s resolutions.
It has come to Evoque Innovations’ attention that only 8% of people actually achieve their New Year’s resolutions. With January being a popular time to set goals, Evoque Innovations is keen to help people actually achieve these resolutions as opposed to falling at the first hurdle.
Evoque Innovations is confident that the reason why so few people actually complete their New Year’s resolutions is because they make their goals too complicated and too regimented to negative situations. The firm highlights how people often focus on goals which involve quitting or giving up something and instead it would help to develop a more positive mind-set which involves doing more of something. For example, instead of saying “I will give up junk food,” say “I will eat more healthy foods.”
Evoque Innovations has now revealed their top 7 secrets of those who do achieve their New Year’s resolutions:
Make your goals specific
Evoque Innovations note how people often say, “I’m finally going to get in shape,” but what does this actually mean? The firm suggests setting a specific goal that covers details of what the goal will actually entail, i.e. reaching a certain weight or being able to run 3 miles without a rest. Evoque Innovations recommends the classic SMART goal system that makes goals specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound.
It is vital to measure progress as a source of motivation reveals Evoque Innovations. “Being able to reflect on where you started and where you are, helps to boost motivation. The same can be said when you are slipping backward, you will be able to see and adjust your efforts,” shared a spokesperson for the firm.
Progress is seldom linear. Some people will see rapid gains only to hit resistance later on and for others, they may be slow off the mark but suddenly achieve a breakthrough. Making lasting changes takes time, do not give up, urges Evoque Innovations.
Share goals with friends and family
Social support is crucial for success. “Having support from those around you dramatically increases your chance of success,” states Evoque Innovations. The firm recommends asking a trusted loved one to become an “accountability partner” – someone who checks in with you daily or weekly. “It’s easy to break a promise to yourself, but far harder to admit it to a friend.”
Evoque Innovations highlights how nobody finds time to do anything, they must choose time so the excuse, “I don’t have the time,” is invalid. “Make your new goals a priority and actually schedule them into your diary,” suggests Evoque Innovations.
Something is better than nothing
Those with an all or nothing attitude are guilty of thinking in forms of “well I blew my diet last night I might as well give up this week and restart next week.” Evoque Innovations feels that the difference between doing something rather than nothing is huge. “If you don’t have time for a full hour workout, just do 20 minutes or if you don’t have time to finish your book, read a chapter. Something is always better than nothing,” shares Evoque Innovations.
Get up when you slip up
“It isn’t whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get back up.” Temporary failures don’t have to become total meltdowns or excuses for giving up. Instead, acknowledge the mistake and recommit to the path towards the goal, states Evoque Innovations.
Evoque Innovations, an outsourced sales and marketing firm based in Leicester, has a number of goals for the New Year including expanding their team of self-employed contractors as well as extending their market reach into new locations which will benefit their clients greatly.