“And suddenly you know…It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.”
I’ve always enjoyed the fresh start that a new year brings. It’s a chance for a what is often a much needed reset. While I have always gone into a new year with an optimistic view, I have never created any specific resolutions. This year I’m drastically changing that by creating 11 resolutions. I know it sounds extreme, but that’s just me for you- an all or nothing kind of girl.
Goal setting is an excellent way to develop healthy new habits. Many people break their resolutions and shortly after go back to their old ways. I’ve done some research on how to prevent that. I’m going to share these tips so that both you and I can stay strong and have the best year we’ve ever had with the best versions of ourself!
Write Them Down
Most of us are visual people. There’s something about putting a pen to paper and seeing our goals written down. For extra inspiration put the list somewhere you see regularly or buy a dry erase marker and write them on your mirror.
Realize You Are Human
If you break a resolution don’t beat yourself up. Habits take time to form. If you cheated on your new eating habits, or skipped a couple gym days- it’s ok! Next week you’ll be better.
Make Sure They Are Goals You Can Keep
You don’t have to be insane like me and create 11 (for the record I know it sounds like a lot but several are very small). One or two goals would be great! Or you could create one goal for each month of the year. Just make sure they are all accomplishments that you can (and will) do!
A few of my resolutions include:
-Getting up by 7:30 AM on weekdays
-Completing the IIFYM challenge at least through January (possibly longer if it goes well)
-And of course my list wouldn’t be complete without a blogging goal. I want to put more time and effort into this little gem. I can’t wait to look back at the end of 2017 and see The Goodner Remedy’s growth!
Happy New Year everyone! I hope you have a blessed year filled with health and happiness.