Well that’s another year over and if you’re like the majority of people, you’ll have made your New Year’s Resolutions. For most, this will mean a short period of optimism as a new goal shines bright. The problem with new resolutions is that they often rely on a fixed goal or achievement. For example a new diet or exercise regime with the sole purpose of hitting a certain percentage weight loss, or perhaps completing a marathon. When the rigours of life intervene to push them off course, the goal suddenly seems unattainable and all the best intentions fall by the wayside.
Instead, don’t make any resolutions at all!
Try making some very small changes instead, and maintaining them. Small changes are easy to stick to and don’t suffer from the same goal oriented pitfalls that big resolutions do. Small changes can soon become healthy habits, and a base from which to make further adjustments towards greater health and well-being.
When you create a lifestyle on a healthy base with continual development, all you need to do is keep it up. Therefore resolutions become pointless, because momentum has it covered.