How’s the new gym membership, quitting alcohol and ditching the smokes going, still on track right?
The most common New Years Resolutions such as the ones above are unrealistic goals set bound to be broken. New Years Resolutions are all about breaking bad habits to achieve a positive goal, but why put so much pressure on yourself.
Yes, make changes to improve your health and put in more effort here and there but try making other goals that are much kinder for your health in the long run.
Kinder resolution goals to try would be laughing more, making a new friend, step- ping out of your comfort zone more often, making the effort to see an old friend, learning a new skill, travel more, love more and fear less.
Make 2017 the year where small things count as they make up most of our days in the end.
Regardless of what New Years Resolu- tion you may have, this is the year to conquer those goals.Setting goals can help you feel less overwhelmed with the task ahead by giving you direction, focus and motivation to get to the end destination.
Here are some tips to help you get there:
• Realise that the new year is just another day and that making resolutions on this day is no different to any other
• Pinpoint your most realistic goals
•Write down your resolutions
• Focus on one change at a time
• Use positive language rather than demands
• Make the change a gradual one
• Get some support from those who have your best interest at heart
• Review your progress regularly to help you refocus
• Build on your resolutions
• Celebrate small successes
Another important aspect of achieving our resolutions, goals, and ambitions, whatever you want to call them, is your willpower. Many people assume willpower is something you either have or haven’t got. Here’s where they are wrong. Willpower can be trained, like any muscle the more you exer- cise it the stronger it gets. Willpower is important to have but hard to train. Too easy we can slip into moments of laziness and be object to bad influences that surround us.
Keep focused, refer back to your goals and get real. If you want change you are the only person who can do it. Stop with the excuses and make 2017 your year!