We have all made New Year’s resolutions. We make them with the full intention of fulfilling them.
But, for one reason or the other one excuse or the other, the new work out program or the promise to quit smoking is abandoned by the end of the first week of the New Year. The major reason for this is that we over-inflate our goals to a point where they aren’t realistically attainable!
Rather than making a resolution to lose 30 pounds by Valentine’s Day, make a commitment to take a walk during your lunch break, or to cut back on the amount of sugar you put in your coffee or even removing soda from you life one day a week and slowly increase each goal as you become comfortable with the new change.
Before you know it, you will not only have achieved your goal, but you will have developed a new lifestyle with far less effort and stress than an overly ambitious resolution. Think about it, what’s your end goal? What is the one small thing you can fold into your life that will get you into that swimsuit or help you spend more time with your family or allow you to run that marathon by summer?
Start with that and take it one day at a time.
You will be surprised how far you go!
What are your New Year’s Resolutions? I’d like to know! E-mail me or write in the comments below.
Happy New Year!