New Year’s is just around the corner and we know what everybody is talking about – resolutions. What will you do in 2014 that you would like to improve? What do you want to give up? We all start the year off with a bang, but only 25% of us actually follow through with our resolution past January. One month. That’s it. This year, make your resolution from this list of don’ts. Sometimes it’s better to know what not to do, right?
1. Don’t procrastinate. Tomorrow always seems better to start something. There always seems to be something to do right now that pushes something important to the back burner. Let me let you in on a little secret – now is always a good time. Start your resolution and don’t quit. Don’t make excuses this year.
2. Don’t take on too much at once. In order to be one of those 25% who keep their resolution past January, make it obtainable. You can’t conquer all of your goals in one month. Some you can’t do in a year. Set goals that you will be able to reach and aren’t setting yourself up for disappointment.
3. Don’t be vague. Saying that you just want to lose weight is too vague. What does that mean? How will you know that you have accomplished your goal? Make your goal specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely.
4. Don’t be too harsh. Some goals require weaning yourself off of a bad habit. Go for the long lasting results, the change of lifestyle, the change that will stick. Make this goal something that will be fun to accomplish, not something that you beat yourself up over.
5. Don’t keep it to yourself. Tell others what your resolution is. This will give you a network of support that will be encouraging through the journey. Help them stay accountable too, it’s always nice to have a friend.
Good luck with your resolution this year. We look forward to hearing about them and will catch up with you in January to see who made the 25%. 🙂 Happy New Years!