It’s another new year, and the infamous New Year’s Resolutions come with that.
One of the top things people set their eyes on is to change their health and wellness for the coming year, but unfortunately, 23% of people quit their resolution by the end of the first week, and 43% quit by the end of January.
Most of this can be attributed to trying to obtain goals in days, making them nearly impossible to attain, thus the sudden drop-off.
If you have some goals to make your New Year a healthier one, then why don’t we start by building up to our goals, rather than changing all our behaviors at once?
For example, if you want to lose 20 lbs and exercise 4 days a week, but haven’t done any activity in years, it would be wise to try changing one thing first, before adding another. This would mean trying to fit exercise 1 day a week into the schedule for a couple of weeks, so it becomes a habit, then add another day, and once that’s a habit, you add another, and so on.
It may take two months to get there, but at least you’re making sustainable gains, and once that’s accomplished, you can use the same principle for your diet by eliminating and/or adding one thing at a time.
By the end of the year, you will be in a second-nature routine, and it won’t feel like a chore to keep building on it for the years to come, and you won’t have to restart with the same resolutions the following year.
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