Recognize that a New Year goal isn’t about magical, sweeping change. It’s simply a time to reflect on your behavior and recognize that lifestyle changes are important. However, change is made one small step at a time. More people succeed at New Year’s resolutions than you might think.
10 TIPS ON MAKING A RESOLUTION OR GOAL
If you can’t keep to your goal, reflect and reassess! Remember that unhealthy behaviors take years to develop. Was your goal too huge? Narrow the scope. Just make one small change at a time.
It’s perfectly normal for an approach to fail the first time. Making some minor missteps is OK. Don’t give up completely because you ate a brownie and broke your diet. Try a different approach. Perhaps you substitute dessert with a healthier options like fruit or yogurt so you see a diet as less of a punishment and more as a healthier way of life. This means stocking up the fridge!
Perhaps you need a tool to help yourself reach your goals! For example, I resolve to be on time to meetings this week. To help me achieve this goal, I plan to take a moment to set an alarm on my phone with a five-minute reminder before any meetings.
THE BOTTOM LINE
The bottom line of making New Year's Resolutions stick is to take it one day a time, and don't give up! We hope that everyone meets and exceeds their goals for this year.
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