The New Year always seems to come like a thief in the night and the next thing you know, it is 2016 and like most people a fresh start always is a breath of fresh air. BUT the worse thing is to make impossible goals and to get down on yourself when you don’t accomplish them. If you are really committed and driven to accomplish said goals, kudos to you! Sometimes life gets in the way and then before you know it, it’s December 31st and there you are making the same goals that you did the previous year.
Let’s face it, we have all made the “lose weight” or “get fit” goal (I know I certainly have a few times) but how many people stick to it? We either make goals that are basically impossible to accomplish, don’t see results immediately so we give up, or the motivation simply isn’t there. A couple of great ways that could help with this is to not put too much pressure on yourself. Make goals that can be achievable for your lifestyle and that can be done within a year. Maybe instead of getting a gym membership right off the bat in January, start by going on walks a few times a week or do some online workouts to get yourself back in the groove of working out. Then when you do get that gym membership, you are on a roll to continue that momentum of motivation. Also slowly changing your diet rather than jumping right into full on cleanse. Cut out certain things each week and then before you know it you’ll be eating less junk. Start off with fast food one week and then the next week cut out sugary drinks and build up from there.
Want to be more creative or learn a new skill? Great! Same concept as above, start out with small things and continue from there. We are going to make mistakes and get down on ourselves, but the real important part is to not give up and to treat every day like new.
Happy New Year! 🙂