Only 8% of people who make resolutions are actually successful! With New Yearâ€™s just around the corner, I know some of you may be thinking of creating some.
On on one hand I think New Yearâ€™s resolutions are awesome because they give us something to strive towards, an ideal that we can be a better version of ourselves. Somehow when we achieve this resolution our slate will wiped clean. My challenge with New Yearâ€™s resolutions is they are made purely out of tradition rather than with intent to actually make a change.
Now Iâ€™m not being negative Nelly, so I want to make sure that you donâ€™t let yourself fall victim to the â€œdietâ€ pitfall when setting your New Yearâ€™s resolution!
When you decide to make a healthy lifestyle change you should be going into it with a lot of thought about what you want to change and how youâ€™re going to do it. Just deciding at the spur of the moment that youâ€™re going to be healthier as the clock counts down doesnâ€™t really give you much of a chance to do the research and planning you need to make healthy, informed decisions. Itâ€™s good to make the choice to become healthier, but it should really be something that you think hard on rather than something that just happens to come to mind.
Here is where I advise my clients to set 2 week sprints. Take your overall healthy living goal and break it down into what will you accomplish in the next 2 weeks. This gives you short term targets to hit and when you hit them youâ€™ll feel far more accomplished. When you feel accomplished guess what youâ€™ll want to do more!!
Most people approach getting healthy as this all or nothing thing. They go ALL in and then get burnt out. They are trying to change way too much to fast. Some find that they are unable to sustain that change and they fall off the â€œwagonâ€. If youâ€™re planning to â€œget healthyâ€ or â€œlose weightâ€ for the New Year, make sure that youâ€™re planning on doing it in a stable way that youâ€™re going to stick with until you reach your goals.
Donâ€™t let yourself be tripped up before you even start with a temporary frame of mind that doesnâ€™t have much thought or planning behind it.
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