More than 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail before the end of January – will yours?
To make your resolution stick, instead of setting uncontrollable and demotivating “lose weight” or “get fit” or “do more” goals, make a couple of small sustainable changes that will give you more energy, that you can use to achieve those type of goals.
To get off the resolution merry-go-round:
Be healthier than in 2016
Just a little bit better day by day.
Drink more water?
Choose one improvement per month and practise it daily. That’s right practise. Put it in your appointment calendar, send yourself a reminder so you don’t forget. If you don’t manage it today, try it again tomorrow.
Make the effort every day you can, and it will become a habit.
Fix ONE thing that isn’t working as well as you’d like
How would your life be if this one thing wasn’t a problem?
How can you fix it in January?
What’s the first step you need to take?
Stopping something that is a burden can be more of a release than any other step. Take away some of the pain.
Do more of whatever gave you the greatest thrill in 2016
Get a regular fix of endorphins, adrenalin, seratonin and your stress levels will thank you, as will your motivation for everything else. Your colleagues may wonder what’s hitting them on Monday mornings.
Go after one dream that you think is unrealistic
If it wasn’t just a dream, what’s the first thing you would have to do to make it happen?
Do it… the first step is always the hardest.
Make 2017 a high energy year.
Start doing the 4 things above in January and you’ll find yourself living at a different level.