Resolutions are rife at this time of year.
Wherever we look, everyone is declaring how they are going to do it better – eat better, sleep better, exercise more, drink less, work harder, relax more, cook more, be kinder, happier, funnier, sexier…
With the arrival of a new year we set out with all the best intentions for positive change. But I hate to be the bearer of bad news; very few people make lasting change. In fact it is only 8-10% of people that are successful in attaining their resolutions. (And yes there is research on this!)
It’s kinda like that last diet your went on…
Motivation fades away, old habits return and you return to the same you.
Promise I’ve been there and done exactly that!
I want you to reconsider how you approach change.
If I had to start over again, here’s what I would do…
- Commit to one goal/change only.
- In order to stay motivated for good, then start with a goal/change/challenge is manageable. Don’t and I repeat don’t make your goal so huge that it becomes in your mind too overwhelming to achieve.
- Write your goal down and write want you want to achieve “as if now”, as if you have already achieved it. i.e. It is Easter 2018 and I’ve let go of 5 kilos and I feel….. I am… I’m loving…I’m doing…
- Create a picture in your mind of the new you.Really take the time to visualise the new you. If you are to maintain your course and motivation, your brain needs to visualise your end goal. Take the time each and everyday to step into the picture of the new you.
- Choose a way to measure your progress. Your brain is motivated when it can see results.
- Be patient and kind with yourself. When your inner critic appears, tell her to go take a hike and focus on the positive. Take you mind to the picture of the new you.
- Remember there is no failure only feedback. When you stray off your path, don’t beat yourself up. Stop refocus and move forward. You fail only when you quit!
Whether you think you can or your think you can’t….
Thinking and believing it is doable will help you achieve your goal and make the necessary changes for you to achieve that goal.
If you’d like to pick a simple achievable goal, then go here….
Yes they are from last year but hey, the steps you need to take to achieve better health and a better waistline don’t change that much, despite what you might read.
If you’d like some help feel free to email me and I’m excited to announce my new weight loss program starts in Feb. Finishing touches being applied now. Let me know if you’re keen.
Happy New Year TO YOU!
Be Healthy, Happy & Amazing!