It is that time of year again: Christmas is over and everyone has made resolutions. Most people will set these resolutions, work on them for a bit, and then quit. You have done it yourself and are probably wondering how you can make this year different. If you made New Year resolutions for health and need help sticking to your decisions, I have some suggestions for you 😉
Start with SMART
Essential Oils For Weight Loss: Your Guide To Kickstart Your Weight Loss With Essential Oils (weight loss strategies, weight loss tips) (Volume 1) When setting a goal, it helps to make it SMART:
Specific because just saying I want to lose some weight is too vague, instead say I want to lose X number of pounds, and that will also make it measurable.
Attainable and realistic are also key: you can make a goal of losing 30 pounds in 30 days, but that is neither attainable or realistic. Aiming for a 1 to 2 pound weight loss per week would be much better.
Timely is the final key here and it is very important. So to make the weight-loss goal SMART, it would look something like this. I want to lose 30 pounds in the next 5 months.
Start With Baby Steps
CRAVING CRUSHER ! Aromatherapy Inhaler, Smokey Treat Blend. Often we fail at New Year resolutions because they are too large and overwhelming. Say you want to quit smoking as your resolution: that is a rather large goal.
Start with something simpler like going from one pack a day to half a pack a day.
Once you have accomplished that level, cut down even further to one fourth and you may find by this point it becomes far easier to quit.
Substitute other habits as you taper down on the cigarettes to make these baby steps even more effective.
Keep A Journal
Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration Recording your process can really increase the chance of success. It is one way of holding yourself accountable, and it gives you a space to discuss your feelings as you work on your goals to improve your health.
A journal can also make future resolutions easier because you can look back at your previous experience and see that you are able to achieve your goals.
Limit The Number Of Resolutions
You did not get unhealthy overnight, so you will not get healthy overnight either. How successful would it be to jump in the air and then try to run in four different directions at once? Yet you expect to be able to do that with resolutions.
Pick 1 or 2 top resolutions and break them down into smaller steps. Once those are accomplished, then do more. You are far more likely to succeed this way.
Be Kind To Yourself And Have Fun
This is probably the most important of all. You will make mistakes. Instead of quitting your resolution, embrace the mistake as a learning lesson, and get right back on track.
If you’re going to the gym three times a week and you miss a session, instead of giving up, just go to the next regularly scheduled session and keep on working out. Don’t get too serious either, relax and have fun with your goals so you are more likely to stick with them in the end.