Starting and Sticking to Your New Years Resolutions the Easy Way!

By on January 27, 2014
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The motivation you need to follow through –

Especially during the winter months, it seems there is never enough time in the day. There is work to be done, errands to run, friends and family to see, but never enough daylight. As if that’s not enough, it seems that as the as the chilly winds whip around us, bringing rosy cheeks and numb fingers, they whisper, “just stay inside, you’ll be warmer there.” And, most times, that sounds about right. But after making resolutions and anticipating a “new year” with “new starts” and “new beginnings,” how do we stay motivated to press on through the chillier temperatures?

To start, we have to be honest with ourselves. Regardless of the calendar change, we are still the same people we were a week ago. What can change, however, is our state of mind. Whether your New Years resolution was to lose 5 pounds or go on the trip of your dreams this year, there is effort involved in making these things happen. No matter how badly we want to wish our goals into existence just by deciding that we would like to see them happen, we have to be mentally tough enough to form habits that will effect positive change in our lives to get there.

Studies have shown that typically it takes a person about 21 days to form a habit. At the outset the number may seem a little bit daunting; but if those days are taken one at a time, week by week, then forming a lasting habit actually becomes quite doable. Getting started is the first step.

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Maybe you’ve already fallen a little behind on your resolutions, or maybe you didn’t even make any, but better late than never! If your goal is to shed one of those extra layers you put on over the holidays (not your coat…), start with just a few small changes. Add more fruits and vegetables to your meals, allowing that to fill you more than the dinner roll or dessert you might otherwise opt for. Exercise at least 20 minutes a day, or start walking at least a mile. Or maybe you might like to involve a friend! Having someone else go on your journey with you, whether he or she actually participates or just offers moral support, helps keep you motivated.

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If your goal isn’t weight loss, maybe you’re just working to stay happy and feel your best. Regardless, the best way to accomplish your goals is to take small steps each day to achieve them. Envision yourself accomplishing a goal and imagine what it will feel like to get there, then think about what steps you need to take to get there. Tackling the small things first makes a world of difference, so that your goal doesn’t feel so far out of reach. You can do it! It’s all the little things we do each day that make a big difference over time.

May your fresh start be the best one yet!

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Starting and Sticking to Your New Years Resolutions the Easy Way!