Happy New Year!

Wow…2019!

I am so thankful to have made it to the new year and I am so excited to see what this year brings. Now it wouldn’t be the new year without making New Years resolutions, whether big or small. I, like many, have set huge New Years Resolutions in the past and never stuck to them. Most of them being resolutions related to health.

I once read an article that said the busiest time of year for gyms and gym memberships are at the beginning of the year and that they usually dwindle down by the middle of the year. I can personally attest to this statement. I mean, it’s so busy that there are barely any machines to use. It’s a funny, but sad fact.

It made me wonder why so many of us don’t stick to the resolutions we have set for ourselves. I think the reasoning behind this is the fact that we make really big goals and start working toward these goals cold turkey. While this has worked for a few, this is not a realistic way to accomplish your New Years resolutions for the most part.

What I find works well for me is breaking down my goals and making smaller goals for myself. For example, if you are trying to lose 100 pounds, make a goal to lost 10 pounds first. Then another 10. I find this kind of method is a lot more effective. I am not saying to not buy the gym membership, but maybe start going once a week and then twice a week next month. It might take you longer to accomplish your resolution, but you are more likely to stick to it.

This can be applied to any goal whether you want to focus on your health more or spend more time with family and friends. It’s all about taking those small steps to reach your ultimate goal. It might seem, at first, like you are not seeing much of a difference, but over time you will see results.

MY EXERCISE FOR YOU:

  1. Grab your journal or a piece of paper and right down 5 small goals you want to accomplish in 2019.
  2. Once you have written down these goals, write down two steps that you will do to accomplish that goal for the first month.
  3. Once you have accomplished those two steps, make two more.

 

Good luck to everyone and I hope this year brings you many blessings.

Comment some of your New Years resolutions.