It’s that time again.
Resolutions. Do you get excited over this yearly ritual or dread it?
You want to exercise more, lose 20 pounds, cut out carbs, travel more, spend more time with family, commit to calling your friends and family weekly/monthly, spend more quality time with your children without technology and so on…
You shoot for the moon. You post it on social media and then what?
I recently read that only 8 percent of people actually keep their New Year’s resolutions. Why? Because we set our goals too high and are often way too restrictive. A few weeks later, we are back where we started.
Here are some suggestions:
- Don’t be unrealistic (you know you will end up eating carbs). Be practical.
- Start out slowly.
- Don’t make them all about health and looking good. Plan something for your future, increase that 401K investment!
- Spend less. Track what you spend.
- Recruit a partner(s)! Designate a person or two to assist with a daily Fitbit or workout challenge. Plan on walks during the week with a group. If one person can’t make it, there will be others who committed.
- INCLUDE FUN! Make a date with one of your favorite friends once a month. This could simply be a coffee date, a walk, or enjoy a glass of wine together.
- Include PRAYER. Prayer can be a powerful tool. It can be meditative. It can be relaxing. It can heal a broken heart. It can put things in perspective after a long, hard day.
Best wishes and HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of my blog followers.
Fuel The Soul