Whats Your New Years Resolution – And Will You Keep It?
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!
New Year’s Eve has always been a time for looking back to the past, and more importantly, forward to the coming year. It’s a time to reflect on the changes we want (or need) to make and resolve to follow through on those changes.
Fitness, weight, smoking, debt and making a difference, are the top 5 big ones people usually focus on. Yet, practically every resolution is broken a short time after being made. Why is this failure in achieving resolutions so common? Because CHANGE is difficult.
New Year’s resolutions are desires to immediately overcome certain habits that have perhaps taken years to establish. This is very hard to accomplish. In fact, overcoming is a lifelong struggle, and, because change is uncomfortable and sometimes even painful, most people avoid it. For those who do try to change, an accidental slip-up is sometimes viewed as total failure, instead of an opportunity to learn, grow and to strive harder to succeed. This attitude, unconsciously, is an excuse for the person to return to familiarity—his bad habit.
GOALS, GOALS, GOALS!
Have appropriate expectations. – Setting the right goal is everything.
Set a learning goal – Most of us who need to make changes in our lives to improve our health are not yet ready to make those changes. To make successful lifestyle changes requires knowledge, time, and commitment.
Focus on what you are going to do. – Too many health related changes feel like deprivations. It is hard to maintain motivation for not doing things. It is more rewarding focusing on what we are going to do.
Make this the year you get it right. –Set appropritate expectations, learn what you need to be successful, focus on what you want to do, and have a great New Year!