How to Set a New Year’s ResolutionPosted by Jenny on Jan 1, 2013 in Events, In The Gym, In The Media, Nutrition & Health, Outside the gym, Paleo | 1 comment
“This year I am going to lose weight.” ”This year I am going to save money.” ”This year I am going to work less.” ”This year I am going to volunteer more.”
Any of those sound familiar? Did you live up to those statements last year, or the year before, or the year before that? From my own experience and from talking to others, most often we have great intentions come January 1st, but somehow we revert back to our old ways and rarely achieve our goals. Make this year different!
The new year’s resolutions stated above are great goals. But, to actually achieve your goals, you need to have a plan. You need to be more specific. Rather than say, “This year I am going to lose weight,” maybe say ”This year I am going to go to the 7am class at the gym Monday, Wednesday and Friday.” Or instead of saying, “This year I am going to save money,” maybe say “This year I am going to only go out to eat 1 meal per week.”
Another way to give a bit more assurance to meeting your goals is to let other’s know. Tell your family and friends your goals. Ask them to be a part of it with you. For example, to get you to reach your goal of volunteering more, recruit a friend to join you each week to volunteer at a local homeless shelter. Having someone else expecting to meet you gives you more accountability.
Spend some time to seriously think about what it is your want to accomplish in 2013 and make a plan to get there. The more specific you are about your goals, the more successful you will be. Good luck!