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!
Remember: Suffering in silence is OUT! Reaching out in IN!
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