Are you giving up on your new years resolution?

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Are you giving up on your new years resolution?

chirpractic new years resolutions 

A big part of the New Year can be your New Years resolution. Often times you will create a goal for January 1st to change something in your life. This change is most often to make you a healthier person. But it is very common to relapsed or completely quit your New Years resolution within a few weeks. To help prevent this, there are a few things you can do to help stay on track and reach your New Years resolution.

 

 One of the steps to attaining your resolution is to create a plan. This is very important because it will help guide you through day to day living as your strive towards your goal. For example, often times you may say this year I am going to exercise more. However if you do not create a plan, this is similar to driving to the store without directions. A plan will give you direction and let you know where you need to go.

 

The next important step is to add your resolution in to your schedule. Your days can be very busy between work, family, school, friends, relaxation, etc. When you have an opening in your schedule it can be very easy to fill that time with a habit you were trying to avoid. However most people are very good at following a schedule and if for example your resolution was to exercise more, you are more likely to commit to it when you have already allocated time for it.

 

The third step is to create small goals to help attain your resolution. Resolutions are often times a large change and it can become difficult or overwhelming if you do not see change right away. This lack of change can be discouraging and you may lose hope. However creating smaller goals will allow you to see change and progress that is measurable. Say your goal is to lose 50lbs this year. You may become discouraged because February 1st you have only lost 4lbs and have 46 lbs to go. However if you have created a smaller goal to lose 1 lbs per week, that 4 lbs weight loss puts you directly on track towards your larger resolution.

 

Finally, make sure you are enjoying what you are doing. Nobody likes doing things they do not enjoy. However people enjoy and keep doing the things they like. It is as simple as that. As you strive towards your New Years resolution, make sure to find a resolution and plan you enjoy and look forward to. Using our exercise example one last time, people will often give up because they are not enjoying the process. You may give up because you hate going on the treadmill but have to spend half an hour on it to loose that 1 lb per week. A Small change, like riding the bike or hiking outdoor can go a long way to create more joy for you during this activity.

 

New years resolutions can be tough and this is why you may give up on them after a few weeks. That is why it is important to make a plan, add it in your schedule, create smaller goals and enjoy the process. These four steps can go a long way towards a healthier you!