January 05, 2020
New year’s resolutions aren’t always easy to keep – and the idea of failing can put you off having a go in the first place. Instead, for 2020, HuffPost UK is looking at the good intentions we’ll try to focus on, from greener living and better money management to looking after our bodies and minds, with small achievable steps from the experts and inspiring tips from our readers.We’re less than a week into January, but if you’ve already slipped up on your new year’s resolution – or are yet to muster the energy to start it – all is not lost.
How To Keep A New Year’s Resolution … Even If You’ve Fallen Behind Already
Despite the hype, new year doesn’t provide an instant transition into “new you” – 1 January is just an arbitrary date, after all. When it comes to adopting sustainable, positive habits, slow and steady really does win the race.
But if you’ve ground to a halt entirely, how do you reset the reset? 
Life Coach Directory member Linda King says if you’ve struggled to make a start on your resolution, it’s a good idea to ask yourself why you wanted to make the change in the first place. 
“Is it because you really want it for yourself for health, mental health or wellbeing reasons, or is it something you feel you should be doing? There’s a big difference between a ‘should’ and a ‘want to,’” she tells HuffPost UK. “To succeed with our goals, they need to be something we really want.”Life coach Karen Liebenguth, founder of Green Space Coaching, adds that lacking the motivation to start your resolution could also be a sign it’s the wrong size – and an adjustment is in order. “Resolutions that are too big can make us feel overwhelmed; too small will leave us feeling bored or uninspired and will stop us from taking that crucial first step,” she explains. 
For that extra boost towards taking the first step, King recommends visualising how your life will be once you’ve achieved your goal. “Make the image colourful, step inside it and find out how it will feel once you have succeeded and, if applicable, see the positive effect it will have on other people in your life,” she says. “Smile. Get that image associated with a good feeling.”
If your resolution involves giving something up – be that shopping, smoking, alcohol, social media or meat – King says it’s better to concentrate on the “better habit” you’re creating, rather than focusing on the “bad habit” you’re stopping. For example, if you’re trying not to buy any new clothes in 2020, focus on the positives, such as falling back in love with old gems in your wardrobe, plus all that money you’ll be saving, rather than the new purchases you’re “missing out on”.If you’ve made an effort towards your new goal, but slipped up by drinking that wine / smoking that cigarette / buying that top, the key is to forgive yourself. 
“Be your own best friend and encourage yourself by saying: ‘It’s okay and human to slip up, it happens to us all. I can start again whenever I want. I have what it takes. I can do it,’” says Liebenguth 
A manageable goal is one that is made up of steps, adds King. “Sometimes we may slip back a step but provided we know in which direction we are going we are still on our way.” And if you’re frustrated with your progress, she recommends regular self-assessments to keep yourself moving forwards.
“At the end of the day, review your progress with a kind, non-judgemental attitude,” she says. “Celebrate what you have achieved and think about what you could do differently.”
And remember, if adopting a new habit while you’re cold and skint in January isn’t working, it is okay to move the timeline. 
“Resolutions – or goals – are for any time of year, not just January 1st,” says King. “If you struggle with short winter days, you may find change easier when the days are longer and lighter. Whatever it is you want, have a plan for working towards it, even if that plan includes the month you will start working towards the change.” READ MORE: How To Learn To Love Exercise In 2020 – Not Just Suffer Through It How To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint And Buy Less Junk In 2020 How To Start Saving Money Like The Financially Responsible Adult You Are
Latest News
Top news around the world
Coronavirus Disease

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

Around the World

Celebrity News

> Latest News in Media

Watch It
Instagram influencer Alexis Sharkey’s mom: death ‘absolutely foul play’ | Page Six Celebrity News
December 01, 2020
NWiA_2cub10
Ellen Page comes out as transgender, will be called Elliot | Page Six Celebrity News
December 01, 2020
LQiWwmM7PgU
See how Kandi Burruss, Kim Zolciak and more Housewives' faces have changed | Page Six Celebrity News
November 30, 2020
wjecPZuaLkc
Harry Styles Claps Back at Commentator Candace Owens | E! News
December 02, 2020
fDrSKVXZUXM
"Big Brother" All-Stars Memphis & Christmas Are Dating | E! News
December 02, 2020
V3k8f-6Etok
Taylor Swift Debuts Snippet of Re-Recorded Hit "Love Story" | E! News
December 02, 2020
sIrUO5xkZ4s
The Head and the Heart - Live from My Den
November 30, 2020
L0YrtwPIe44
7 Questions with Jamie Dornan
November 25, 2020
bqZLJEd8Gxs
Why 'Selena' star Christian Serratos Chose to Lip-Sync Selena's Songs
November 25, 2020
FNz_Pal3qeo
Ciara Celebrates Russell Wilson’s Birthday With Romantic Dinner Date | TMZ TV
December 02, 2020
iIrAZDxUAUM
South Korea Passes BTS Friendly Law for Mandatory Military Service | TMZ TV
December 02, 2020
YXAjAxkbBNY
Kylie Jenner Gets Backlash For Showing Off Huge Diamond Ring | TMZ TV
December 02, 2020
BMFSOC1NIdY
TV Schedule
Late Night Show
Watch the latest shows of U.S. top comedians

Sports

Latest sport results, news, videos, interviews and comments
Latest Events
02
Dec
ENGLAND: Championship
Middlesbrough - Swansea City
02
Dec
ENGLAND: Championship
Nottingham Forest - Watford
02
Dec
ENGLAND: Championship
Blackburn - Millwall
02
Dec
ENGLAND: Championship
Luton - Norwich City
02
Dec
ENGLAND: Championship
Wycombe Wanderers - Stoke City
02
Dec
ENGLAND: Championship
Sheffield Wednesday - Reading
01
Dec
ENGLAND: Championship
Bournemouth - Preston NE
01
Dec
ENGLAND: Championship
QPR - Bristol City
01
Dec
ENGLAND: Championship
Derby County - Coventry
01
Dec
ENGLAND: Championship
Birmingham - Barnsley
01
Dec
ENGLAND: Championship
Rotherham - Brentford
01
Dec
ENGLAND: Championship
Cardiff City - Huddersfield
30
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
West Ham United - Aston Villa
30
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Leicester City - Fulham
30
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Betis - Eibar
30
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Genoa - Parma
30
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Torino - Sampdoria
29
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Chelsea - Tottenham Hotspur
29
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Napoli - Roma
29
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Arsenal - Wolves
29
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Southampton - Manchester United
29
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
AC Milan - Fiorentina
29
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Barcelona - Osasuna
29
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Nottingham Forest - Swansea City
29
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Bayer Leverkusen - Hertha Berlin
29
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Mainz - Hoffenheim
29
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Sociedad - Villarreal
29
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Celta Vigo - Granada CF
29
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Cagliari - Spezia
29
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Getafe - Athletic Bilbao
29
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Bologna - Crotone
29
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Lazio - Udinese
28
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Stuttgart - Bayern Munich
28
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Borussia Dortmund - Koln
28
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Madrid - Alaves
28
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Brighton - Liverpool
28
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester City - Burnley
28
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Benevento - Juventus
28
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Sassuolo - Inter Milan
28
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Valencia - Atletico Madrid
28
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Borussia Monchengladbach - Schalke
28
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
West Bromwich Albion - Sheffield United
28
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Atalanta - Verona
28
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Everton - Leeds
28
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Huesca - Sevilla
25
Nov
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group stage, Group B
Inter Milan - Real Madrid
22
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Napoli - AC Milan
22
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Liverpool - Leicester City
22
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Leeds - Arsenal
22
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Inter Milan - Torino
22
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Roma - Parma
21
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Atletico Madrid - Barcelona
Find us on Instagram
at @feedimo to stay up to date with the latest.
Featured Video You Might Like
zWJ3MxW_HWA L1eLanNeZKg i1XRgbyUtOo -g9Qziqbif8 0vmRhiLHE2U JFCZUoa6MYE UfN5PCF5EUo 2PV55f3-UAg W3y9zuI_F64 -7qCxIccihU pQ9gcOoH9R8 g5MRDEXRk4k
Copyright © 2020 Feedimo. All Rights Reserved.