Make resolutions that you’ll keep in 2019!

By Eliot on 4thJanuary 2, 2019

Launch into your New Year’s resolutions in a new Southwest DC apartment.

Every year we make promises that we’re going change our lives for the better. Sometimes we succeed, sometimes not. Let’s try to keep it in the former category this year. The key to making your New Year’s resolutions stick is patience, persistence and focus.


Start with small changes

Don’t make any plans you don’t realistically think you can keep. Small successes will encourage you to take on bigger challenges and increase your confidence to conquer those challenges. Perhaps you want to cut down on your coffee shop trips in the morning to save money. At Eliot on 4th, it would be easy, because we have a complimentary coffee station where you can get your jolt of joe without giving up $5.


One thing at a time

Another thing you should keep in mind is that it’s not easy to quit habits or add new ones, so don’t try to change too much at once. Making too many alterations to your day may limit your success and hasten quitting. Especially for those big goals you have, you’ll need to focus on steps to achieve that one thing. If getting in better shape is your target, you need to realize that’s it a big goal with lots of different aspects, including nutrition and exercise.

Try to make things as easy as possible to keep up with the demands of this change and tackle one thing first. Start with fitness. Maybe find a club-quality fitness center with everything you could possibly need to get your workout in. If you can find a place like Eliot on 4th that has one on-site, it’s terrific since you don’t even have to leave home to workout. After you’ve made working out a habit, move on to what you eat.

Small changes are best to change your eating habits. Maybe when you’re at the Safeway across the street from Eliot on 4th, pick up a bag of apples rather than a bag of chips. Keep the changes and add new ones slowly.


Share with friends

Keep the people around you informed of your goals. Share progress and setbacks as necessary to “make it real” and get support. If you happen to live in a place that’s right in the middle of things it might make it easier to connect with people more regularly.


Try not to get discouraged

Any progress will be met with setbacks. Don’t fret. Give yourself some room to make mistakes and reward yourself for progress. Take a walk along the river or gaze out over the city from a rooftop to put things in perspective every once in a while. It’s a great way to reflect on where you are and where you’re going.


What are your goals for 2019? If finding a new apartment is one of the changes you want to make in 2019, consider an Eliot on 4th apartment in Southwest DC. It would be a change we’re sure you’d love to keep.