Navigating New Years Resolutions
It’s never too early to plan for success, especially when it comes to planning for New Years Resolutions.
Resolutions are oftentimes goals that we should be working toward year-round; whether it be a better diet, more exercise, or less sugar intake. So how can we successfully make positive resolutions a part of our daily lives? Here are three suggestions.
Make a dedicated resolution calendar
A good way to implement and track your New Years resolutions is by dedicating a calendar or planner to your goals. You can find affordable calendars at your local dollar store or Target. If you opt for a calendar, hang it in a high traffic area of your house and keep track of your daily progress.
Break it down
Be sure to break down your goals into achievable segments. It’s safe to say that the more vague a goal is, the less likely it’ll be reached. Rather than proclaiming that you will read more in the year 2016, read one book every two weeks. Instead of saying you want to exercise more, make Tuesday and Thursday your jogging days. If you want to pay off more debt, set aside a specified amount every month that will allow you to reach your goal by the end of the year. Remember, success takes planning.
Find an accountability partner
It’s always easier to tackle a challenge with someone by your side. Get a friend or family member involved in your resolution and celebrate successful implementation with them as the months pass. For example, you could read a book every month with a partner, then treat yourselves to a literary conversation over scones and coffee. Sign up for a half marathon with a co-worker and hold each other accountable until the day of the race.
It’s never too late to implement goals and make yourself the best you can be. Be sure attend some of our monthly workshops at DeMoss Chiropractic, your ally in healthful and happy living.