Let’s not pretend that we are going to stick to all of our new years resolutions. There are the main ones such as eating more healthily or losing weight, and the ones around emotional goals such as doing more things to make us happy or enjoying new experiences, but let’s be honest, there is no point making a list of resolutions that we know we just won’t stick to or achieve. So I have come up with a plan, break them down into smaller chunks if you like. Health – instead of saying you are going to lose lots of weight how about just making sure you swap one indulgence for something healthier. I am sat here writing this whilst eating some Xmas chocolate, so instead I should be eating some fruit!
If its to do more exercise then simply by taking the stairs instead of the lift is far easier than saying I’m going to run 5, 6, 7 miles per week.
These little things will make a difference and you will feel like you’ve achieved something, as opposed to saying you will cut out all naughty food and run every day, its just not going to happen and the end result is that by February we feel like a failure because we haven’t stuck to our resolutions. If you achieve the little goals throughout the year rather than trying to achieve massive goals and giving up by springtime then you won’t benefit in the long run. Little and often makes it much easier to achieve. By the way here are my new year’s resolutions:
1. A 10 minute brisk walk every day
2. Write more blogs!
3. Eat at least one piece of fruit per day (because I don’t currently eat any)
4. Read more books
5. Do more yoga
6. Plan weekly meals and stick to them
So here are some nice, enjoyable and ACHIEVABLE resolutions.
Happy New Year!