New Year, New You
The new year is a time for fresh starts and big dreams. But all too often, our euphoria at the beginning of January fizzles out by February as we slowly revert back to our old habits. Why does this happen? And more importantly, how can we make sure that we actually stick to our New Year’s resolutions this time around?
The answer lies in understanding not just what you want to achieve but also why you want to achieve it and HOW. Once you have a clear vision for your goal and know the specific steps you need to take each day to get there, success will be within reach. So this year, don’t just set any old resolution—set yourself up for success with these five simple tips.
Here’s what I recommend doing to build daily habits for lasting results…
1. Pick a big goal
2. Break that goal down into daily steps aka daily habits
3. Move right when you wake up for at least 5 minutes
4. Stay mindful- keep junk out if the house
5. Don’t stress yourself out over things not being perfect
These simple steps can help change your life long term. I’ll give you an example of how to really make them work for you. Let’s say the goal is to lose 50lbs. Ask why? Do you want a better partnership? Do you want to be a better parent? Do you want more confidence? Energy? Health? Majority of people want more confidence so every area in life will become overall better.
Losing 50lbs can seem like a very overwhelming goal to accomplish but it’s not when you break it down into daily habits. Like waking up and moving your body for 5-10 minutes. It can be stretching, jumping, push ups or squats. Whatever feels right just do it right when you wake up! That way you have no excuse on not getting your movements in. Next stay mindful, keeping junk food out of the house and when you are ordering lunch, make sure it is something that truly supports your goals.
Last but not least don’t beat yourself up just because things aren’t perfect. It is ok if you had a stressful day and wanted a few cookies. What matters is sticking to your goal even through those hiccups. The best way to do that, stop focusing on the hiccup and focus on the wins and keep moving forward.
Just pick when you want to chat and I will see you then!