It is now one week into the new year! How are your resolutions coming along? Have you began to execute your list? Or have you become creative with your excuses for why you are slacking? It?s okay — we all do it! But I am here to offer a little encouragement for you and this brand new year!
The first step to leading a healthy lifestyle is encouragement! Instead of listing off negative resolutions, such as ?stop eating junk food, watch less mindless television, worry less? — jot down positive notions! By listing goals in a positive manner, you are more likely to want to conquer them rather than mope about quitting something. For example, ?eat more clean food, be more active outdoors, focus on happiness? and so on! Having an encouraging list of resolutions will give you that push you need! By simply writing down your positive goals, I bet you will feel instantly better!
Writing your resolutions is the easy part, am I right? 1, 2, 3… – done. Ah yes, but you aren?t done! Now the real work begins! Remember, this isn?t just about putting forth effort to make change happen — this is about improving your life so that you are living the best way possible! Happy and healthy!
A few tips on how to get started on your 2014 goals:
- Write down your ideas and goals that you have thought about achieving, even if they seem a little silly. By compiling a list, you are physically putting it into the universe and creating positive energy that will benefit you!
- Give yourself a completion date for each goal. Rewrite your goal as: ?I will _____ by (date).???For example, if your goal is run a full or half marathon, register for your goal race now.
- Then, start with small milestones, such as, ?I will be able to run around the block without stopping before the end of January? (maybe you have a really long block!). Giving yourself checkpoints helps makes the goal seem more attainable.
- Share your goals with your friends and family. Studies prove that successful people voice their goals and ambitions. You may even encourage others to set goals of their own or even join you on your journey towards your own! If you share your own goals, chances are, you?ll unknowingly motivate others to pursue and share their own! A domino affect!
Choosing your goals from your wish list should be fairly simple, but if you?re having a difficult time, take a look at your everyday habits. Evaluating any ?trouble spots? in your everyday routine can help you set up a course of action to make 2014 your healthiest, happiest year yet!
I would love to know what your 2014 resolutions and goals! Follow along with me on Facebook and share with me what you would like to accomplish in this new year!