2018 is just a day away and that means a lot of people will make a New Year’s Resolution. The sad but honest truth is most people give up on their resolutions come February.
What can a person do to ensure that their goals are met and not forgotten after a few weeks of trying? Here are some helpful tips to setting New Year’s Resolutions/goals.
1. You Have To Want It
Talking a big game will not get you there. You have to have a desire to change. If you just want to talk about it, your resolution won’t pay off. You have to be willing to change your lifestyle and actually do it to improve your life.
2. Results take time
Calm down and don’t expect miracles overnight. Don’t be a fool and expect results immediately. If you start with lofty goals, it’s easy to become discouraged if you don’t meet those goals right away. Start by trying to do something once or twice a week for short durations of about 10 to 15 minutes. Then you can build up from there. This way you can set yourself up to be successful.
3. Be honest with your life
I hear this resolution every year. “I want to lose weight!” That is a very vague and won’t help you. In order to lose weight and keep it off long term, a person needs to do more than just think about what we eat, we also need to understand why we’re eating.
4. Sleep more zzzzzz’s
I am crazy when it comes to my sleep. I must get 7-8 hours a night because I know my body needs it. We’ve all sacrificed sleep for work, play or late-night television marathon binging. If your goal is to lose fat, skipping sleep is like poking sticks in your bicycle wheels. Your body won’t respond to workouts without proper sleep.
A New Year’s Resolution is a great place to start a change in your life, but it isn’t a guarantee or a magic trick. Do the work and by this time next year, you’re already a totally new person.
Happy New Year!
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