New Year’s Resolution Success
2015 is here! Happy New Year!
Now for the New Year’s resolutions… Yes, we all do it – we all set lofty New Year’s resolutions and then struggle for a month or six weeks trying to achieve the rather high standards we’ve set ourselves.
And you know where this leads, to an eventual failure when it comes to achieving your New Year’s resolutions. We’ve been there and we don’t want you to go through this again. We’ve put together a few ideas and suggestions that you can use to make achieving your New Year’s resolutions more manageable.
Don’t Wait until January 1
This might sound a bit contradictory considering we’re talking about New Year’s resolutions, but if this change is that important to you – why not do it now? Maybe your resolution is to get more exercise or to eat more vegetables, so start today. Put on your boots or running shoes and go outside for a 15 minute walk or chop up some carrots and pack them in your lunch. Congratulations – you just experienced success with your resolution. Remember, if it’s that important to you – start today, don’t delay until tomorrow.
Choose One Change
Most of us have a long list of things we want to change or do better. A quick glance at this list can be rather intimidating: lose 10 pounds, get more exercise, read more books, clean out closet, get a new job, travel, etc. That’s a lot to ask of yourself. So just choose one change and work on this. Break down this change so you can achieve small measurable goals. For example, if your New Year’s resolution is to get a new job, start with small steps that will move you towards this goal: update your resume, network, update your Linkedin profile, apply for jobs, etc. This approach gives you a real feeling of accomplishment every week.
Build On One of your Daily Habits
This is a great way to implement smaller changes into your day-to-day. For example, if your resolution is to take a daily vitamin or to take your lunch to work more often, you can integrate these changes into your daily routine. By putting your vitamins on your counter so you see them while preparing breakfast, it will be easy to take them or by packing your lunch right after supper; it will take minimal effort and be done quickly. Think about how you can easily integrate your New Year’s resolution into your daily routine – after a few weeks you won’t even have to think about this new habit.
Set Yourself Up for Success
Think about your New Year’s resolutions and ask yourself if they are really achievable. Don’t make resolutions that are super challenging or daunting. Be realistic with yourself and make resolutions that you can see yourself achieving. Rather than a resolution of “I will eliminate all processed sugar from my diet,” choose “I will track the number of cans of soda I drink per day and try to reduce this by two.” This is a much more realistic resolution and one that will likely add to more subtle changes in your lifestyle.
Now we want to hear from you! Visit our Facebook page or send us a Tweet telling us about your New Year’s resolutions and how you intend to achieve them. By sharing your resolutions to one another, it’s actually easier to achieve them. If one of your resolutions is to work-out more, you might want to consider adding SierraSil to your daily routine – it can help eliminate joint discomfort and soreness that can occur from changes in physical activity. Remember, the number one thing to remember about New Year’s resolutions: don’t be hard on yourself if you don’t achieve your resolution. Be glad that you set a goal and attempted to achieve it.