It is about this time of year that I begin thinking about my New Year’s resolutions.
According to Wikipedia, the most common reason for participants failing their New Years’ Resolutions was setting themselves unrealistic goals (35%), while 33% didn’t keep track of their progress and a further 23% forgot about it. About one in 10 respondents claimed they made too many resolutions.
Does this sound familiar?????
Then I learned that women succeeded 10% more when they made their goals public and got support from their friends.
Soooooooooooooo, rather than create a huge “must change” list that I will never achieve. This year, I decided to just have one, achievable (!) New Year’s Resolution.
This was my initial brainstorm:
- lose weight
- change up my exercise
- cut back on my alcohol intake
- laugh more
- be present
- reduce cell phone time
- enjoy life
- reduce stress
As I ponder over this list, I think that one that jumps out at me most is to “change up my exercise”. One day a week, I plan on incorporating a different form of aerobic exercise into my routine! I think this will help many of the other items on my list.
It will be easy for me to keep track of my weekly progress.
I read somewhere that we are more likely to reach our goals if we share them. So, thanks for letting me share……….. wish me luck!
Happy Healthy New Year!
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Doable resolutions are the best! Wishing you a Healthy and Happy New Year!
Yes…. I totally agree Haralee! Happy 2016 to your and yours!
Great idea to focus on one achievable goal. I’m going to have to think about that since I’m so bad with new year’s resolutions. Here’s to a great 2016 for all!
Thanks, Lois! Let’s keep it healthy AND happy in 2016!
They all sound like great goals. I agree that the exercise goal should be front and center. All my best to you for a wonderful 2016.
Let’s hope I can achieve this ONE goal! I shall keep you posted!
I love that you are talking about shaking things up! So good to keep your brain guessing just a bit! I am looking forward to seeing what other things you shake up (in addition to your exercise routines) this coming year!!
Yep….it is good to change things up a bit every year! Happy 2016!
I like the list…except for the alcohol since I’ve never been a drinker…changing it up is always good, right??
Wishing you all the best in 2016, Tam!