Avoiding the New Year Burnout

Photo Credit: Renske Driessen on Pinterest

Photo Credit: Renske Driessen on Pinterest

Well, Smart Girls, it’s officially February, which means 2014 is well underway. Time is moving faster than we can imagine, but I think it’s exciting!

Before we know it, it’ll be New Year’s Eve again and 2015 will be on our fingertips. But when we get there, are you going to be thinking of the resolutions you made for 2014? Don’t disappoint yourself and make sure to stick to your words! And I certainly hope you are. But now that we’re a month in, make sure you’re keeping your resolutions in check. Don’t burn your self-promise just in February. My advice is to take it slow. Here’s how…


  1. Start with weekly goals. Let’s say you’re trying to get yourself bikini-ready… but for the whole year. Instead of saying “I want to lose ‘x’ pounds by the end of the year,” you need to section out your goals. It’s healthy to lose 1-2 pounds a week, so work hard during the week and check where you are on the weekend. Seeing progress every week is so rewarding!
  2. Reward yourself for baby steps. If you’re trying to save money for a big purchase, like a new computer, you may be trying to save $50-$100 each month. Be sure to set aside the money and know that it’s being put toward good use. If you can go each month without spending any of the money, take some out of the fund and treat yourself – but nothing too pricey!
  3. Check in with your friends’ resolutions. If you ask friends about how their goals are doing for the year, you guys can all bounce off each other. A re-assessment every once in a while can help track your progress. And it’ll make you feel better knowing that your friends are supporting you… and each other!


Keep it up, Smart Girls, and let us know how your resolutions are going! And remember – don’t burn out!

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