Do you set New Year’s resolutions every year? Maybe not – maybe you don’t see the point, because every year your resolutions are forgotten about within a week of the new year. But resolutions can be a great way to center yourself and to think about your life and what you can do to make it even better. What are the secrets to setting successful resolutions?
Don’t Make Them Overwhelming
Maybe you want to make some big changes next year and so your resolution is to find a new job, for instance. But tackling a big change can be very overwhelming, which can make you give up on your plans easily. Like any other big goal, a good way to handle a big resolution is to break it down into little pieces and take it a step at a time.
Don’t Think of It as All or Nothing
If your resolution is to lose 100 pounds but you only lose 20, it is still an accomplishment! Don’t be so rigid in your resolutions that you don’t let yourself relish what you do get done.
Don’t Be Too Hard on Yourself
If your resolution is to not eat sweets at all but you find yourself eating a cookie, accept that you made a mistake and then start over with your resolution. Don’t beat yourself up or talk down to yourself about what you’ve done (which can make sticking to your resolutions even harder because you may decide there’s no point to even trying). Ask yourself what you would tell a friend if they were going through this same situation – would you speak to them as you speak to yourself?
Perhaps New Year’s resolutions aren’t for you, and that’s OK. The end of one year and the beginning of a new one can also be about thinking back on your accomplishments of the past year and savoring them – there’s probably some in there you have forgotten about! Whatever your plans, the staff at Wasatch Crest in Heber, Utah, wants you to feel your best in the new year! If you need help accomplishing the all-important resolution of staying healthy, call (800) 385-3507 today.