Let’s Get Our New Years On… and Keep it ON!

12/01/2016

A Solution to a New Year’s Resolution
 
New Year’s resolutions are unique and should be personal to meet your needs. People who make them all go about it in their own special way. Before you to commit to yours why not take a moment to reflect on years past and think about how your resolutions went. Were your goals realistic and achievable?
 
Trying using your past experiences to learn about yourself and examine what went well and what didn’t go according to plan. Make this your year to do things differently to be successful!  Here’s the fun part, figure out whether you want to increase positives or decrease negatives, and think about the steps you need to do to improve yourself in the coming year.
 
Picture yourself in the future without having made any changes this year; what would that look like and what would that feel like if no change was made? Then picture yourself working on positive changes throughout the year. How would those positive changes make you feel? Uncover what motivates you and what is important to you right now.  Understand why you wish to make the specific changes and start to build an action plan for success.  Below are some tips to help with just that:
 
https://letubeu.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/checkmark.jpgTips and Tricks for a Successful and Healthy New Year:
 
·       Build a S.M.A.R.T. goal.  One that is specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time based. Ex: I will achieve 10,000 steps 4 days a week.
·       Use a daily checklist to help with effective organization and tracking of goals.
·       The power of positive thinking. With a positive outlook, you can dominate your day.
·       Put into Action healthier daily habits; walking after dinner, taking your 15 minute break at work for a walk, cooking most meals at home, building a healthy grocery list, meal planning or bringing your lunch to work each day.
·       Track foods, fitness and beverages on Myplate.org or Myfitnesspal.com to better understand caloric intake and nutrient needs.
·       Consume a daily minimum serving size of (2) fruits and (3) vegetables
·       Understand positive ways to manage stressors and discover healthy outlets for stress.
 
 
Remember, You and you alone are the creator of your own happiness, you can do this and deserve to be healthy and happy!   
           
 Resources
 
http://www.statisticbrain.com/new-years-resolution-statistics/
http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2016/01/01/tips-for-writing-a-successful-new-years-resolution/