New Years Resolutions don’t have to be so cliche!
The New Year brings us all a chance to self-reflect and evaluate where we are at in our lives. Are we happy with what we see in the mirror? If not, take action! And we don’t just mean “ya I want to lose 10 pounds, I’ll start my diet Monday...” We mean truly making a commitment to yourself to design your ideal version of yourself.
First, write it down. Scroll it on your bathroom mirror, tuck a note in your top drawer, use it for wallpaper on your phone…. Endless possibilities, but the point is put it where you catch a glimpse of it everyday.
Second take some time to establish a solid WHY. This means developing an understanding of what is truly behind your desire for the goal. WHY do you want to lose those 10 pounds? So you are more comfortable in your clothing? So you feel more confident in social situations? So you can work toward healthier blood panels? There are no wrong answers! It is only important that you examine your deeper reason for making the resolution.
Lastly, have a plan! It doesn’t have to be grand or overly complicated. It can be as simple as “I will go to the gym at least 3 times per week without fail”. It could be “I am going to track my food intake for at least 3 days this week so that I am more aware of my consumption”. It could be finding a strength training program you trust or hiring a personal trainer so that you have a clear direction when you hit the gym. All that matters is that you build a map of how you will move the needle closer to your goal each day.
Make this the year you turn your “I want to” into “I DID”.