Are You Sticking to Your New Years` Resolutions?
All of us excitedly make new year resolutions – loosing weight, gaining muscle mass, running the Chicago Marathon, getting a promotion etc. In fact, we pour our heart should in deciding upon these resolutions. What’s more! We also stick to it very ardently in the first few weeks. Then long weekends come, friends get together and we go eat and drink merrily yet again! There goes our promise and there goes our resolutions! It is easy to decide upon something but well, difficult to really stick it out. But do not beat yourself up over it because most of the people are in the same boat. But that should not console you either.
- Review your goals every few weeks – As the days and weeks go by, the strength and passion of resolutions seem to go down. So, sit down and review them. See the progress you have made and feel motivated. If you wanted to lose 10 pounds in 2 months and in 1 month even if you have achieved losing 4 pounds, well, it is fantastic! Be happy and reevaluate your path
- How about rewarding yourself a little. If you had promised yourself that you will keep up with school homework on daily and regular basis and you have actually done that for a few weeks, how about playing an extra hour?
- Try setting realistic goals. When you reevaluate and review once in every few weeks, make sure your next plan of action and goals are realistic and doable. Valentines Day, spring break, your birthday etc. need to be accounted for and thus reality check is needed
- No one has benefited from extra stringent and strict resolutions. Cutting down on potatoes and rice all together is non realistic. You will feel depressed and jump right back into home fries! Instead, do it step by step. Try not relapsing into old habits
Resolutions are meant to be kept and not broken. Being harsh on yourself is not the solution. Instead truly believe in your goals and feel motivated from within!