A Guide to Achieving Realistic Resolutions (back)
It's a New Year and there's no better time to step out and start off on the right foot when it comes to your physical health and personal well-being.
January is a great month to challenge yourself--whether you're looking to shed the weight gained over the holiday season or start a new exercise routine. Whatever your goal may be it’s important to be proactive. The start of a new year is a great time to think about where you’ve fallen short in the past and what you can do from this day forward.
Below is a guideline with a few simple rules that may help you successfully achieve your New Year’s resolutions.
A Guide to Achieving Realistic Resolutions
Be Honest with Yourself
oDon’t choose resolutions that are too easy or too hard.
oDon’t choose the same resolutions you’ve chosen in years past.
oFind a resolution buddy and keep each other on track.
oMake a group resolution with your co-workers or family… encourage others to make the same resolutions.
oGive yourself a realistic time frame…some goals may take a few weeks and others the whole year.
oMake sure your resolution is part of a big picture… set small goals along the way
oPick a theme of the change you want to make… don’t make too many resolutions.
oSet check points throughout the year to ensure you are on the right path.
oDon’t beat yourself up if it is taking longer than expected to reach your goals.
oIf you find yourself off track… start over in February or March.
Talk about it
oShare your resolution plan with your co-workers, family, neighbors… the more people you tell the more inclined you’ll be to stick to it.
Write it down
oKeep a notepad of your goals and jot down progress along the way… post motivational notes around your house and office.
oPut incentives in place for your accomplishments… go to a movie with a friend after you lose those first 5 pounds.
Source: CHC Wellness