New Years Resolution Revamp
Now that June has come and gone it’s time to revisit that dusty old New Year’s resolution that likely has taken a back seat to Easter chocolate, Netflix binge-watching and one too many Sunday Funday celebrations.
If you’re one of the 9% that feel they actually achieved their resolution, take a second to give yourself a pat on the back! If you’re feeling down on yourself that you haven’t hit that goal, shake off the guilt. There’s still plenty of time to make a few small tweaks and help make that resolution a reality.
Before getting to the nitty gritty details of leveling up your resolution game, ask yourself if this goal is something you truly want to do and could see yourself continuing long term. Instead of condemning yourself to a 30-day social media ban cold turkey, set a goal of cutting back to opening up Facebook once or twice a day.
Drop the Negativity
Don’t think about elephants. What are you thinking about? Elephants?!? Tell yourself to stop thinking about cookies and soda and your brain will be hardwired to think about sugar and sugar only.
Shift your mindset and frame your resolution in a way that adds positivity to your life, rather than increasing stress by taking something away. If your goal is to cut back on sugar, make a goal of eating at least 3 servings of fruit and 3 servings of veggies a day. Instead of depriving all together, still allow yourself a few of those sweet treats to satisfy your craving.
Whether you’ve just set out on your wellness journey or are a seasoned pro, our goals need to change as we do. Take a moment to consider where you’re at and how far you’ve come over the last 7 months. Where would you like to be in one year? What small steps you can take today to get yourself on that path?
With a few minor changes and a positive outlook, it’s not too late to revamp your New Year’s resolution. Start by reflecting on your goals, consider how far you’ve come and revisit where you’d like to go. It’s not about being perfect 100% of the time; small goals and consistency make all the difference in creating life long habits. Let’s have a happy, healthy end of the year!