Recently, the tradition of making New Year’s resolutions has come under fire. Perhaps it’s because so many people fail to keep their New Year’s resolutions, but I would like to resurrect this valuable tradition. Any time you make a commitment to live a healthier, happier life is a good thing. This year, make New Year’s resolutions that are realistic and stick to them so that 2014 really is a better year for you and your family.
Set realistic goals
One of the most common reasons people don’t succeed in their goals is that they set ones that are unrealistic. If you haven’t done any exercise in the last ten years, it’s unlikely you are going to appear in the April edition of Best Bikini Bodies. That’s ok. You can set realistic goals that will see you looking better, feeling more energetic and living a healthier life by April.
Set fixed goals
Don’t set goals that don’t have fixed and tangible outcomes. Wishing that you ‘loose a little weight’ isn’t enough. Instead, decide on what your goal weight will be. Then set easily attainable short-term goals for each week and month until you reach your final goal. Smaller victories along the way will help to inspire you to stick to your diet.
Set rewards for each goal that you attain. If you reach your weekly weight, treat yourself to something special. Have a really big reward set for the day you reach your ultimate weight or health goal.
You will fail
Everyone falls for that slice of chocolate cake once in a while. Don’t let this be the reason you kick your New Year’s resolutions to the curb. Instead, forgive yourself and just keep moving forward to your goals.
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