New Year’s Resolutions can be quite a stressful matter. It may be exercising to get healthy, resolving to eat better, losing weight, or softening the lines or wrinkles that make you look older than you feel.
It’s important to take the time to think through what you really want for the upcoming year. As soon as January comes, the busy days turn into busy months and it is easy to lose sight of those New Year’s goals.
Reflect on the changes you will need to make to reach the goals you have for this NEW YEAR. It is true that “if nothing changes, nothing changes.” So, as you turn the page on this calendar year, set your mind on one or two lifestyle habits that you may want to approach differently for the next 365 days.
Let go of “all or nothing” thinking. I only set myself up for failure if I vow to “never eat sugar” or “always exercise an hour a day.” Set goals to be achievable, not impossible.
Take time. Life happens. Not every day of every week will go as perfectly as you plan. Changing habits takes time and patience.
“Never give up”. Each day is a new opportunity to practice what and how we want to be. With practice, we can learn to respond in new and better ways to the challenges of life.