Are you making New Year’s Resolutions? According to U.S. News, approximately 80% of resolutions fail by the second week of February, so the odds are against you. It doesn’t have to be that way!
THE BEST way to succeed in a New Year’s Resolution is to know yourself and accept yourself. Be aware of yourself, your needs, and your desires.
This is your year to turn your health around and finally stick to your goals. Here are a few tips that can help.
Keep your “resolutions” small and specific.
Focus on attainable “habit goals.” Good goals provide a sense of direction about where your end goal is. There is no need to revamp everything in your life all at once, so make sure your resolutions are specific and working towards the greater picture.
MAYBE you create a goal a month or every other month to work towards your bigger picture. These goals should be simple and add up to the bigger picture.
BIG GOAL: Going Gluten Free.
Month 1 Goal: Research information about Gluten and write down all the reasons why you want to go gluten Free.
Month 2 Goal: Go out and try 2-3 Gluten Free Product Replacement per week and replace the gluten product. (Keep trying them until you find good replacements).
Month 3 Goal: Go out and buy a cookbook. Try 2 New Gluten Free Recipes per week.
Write Down your Whys –Making habits is a physical and emotional change. Making sure you have your motivation is important to keeping you on the right track.
Make a Contract –Make a contract with yourself and sign it. That way you have a promise to yourself.
See it –Write it down where you can see your resolutions every single day.
Read it –Read it out loud every morning to keep it top of mind
Visualization –Every morning or a few times per week, visualize yourself achieving the resolution.
Find an Accountability Group – We are so blessed to live in an age where we don’t even have to attend accountability groups in person, there are so many Facebook or online accountability groups that can help you achieve your goals. There are of course meetup groups too. Finding people with similar goals to help keep you accountable, is a great solution.
Journal –Keeping a journal about your journey is perfect. It helps you be accountable to the most important person, you. It allows you to check in, reflect on what is helpful and what needs some work.
Creating Habits –Becoming healthy takes time, energy and knowledge – you know this. Ultimately, your goals revolve around creating effective habits. Habits take time to create. Give yourself love and grace because making changes is tough. “Know that inside of you there is something bigger than ANY obstacle.” -Christian Larson
Whole 30 –Think about 30 Days of whole foods, awesome recipes and support. Try doing Whole 30 with us. Taking pride in cooking healthy meals will likely increase program success.
You may experience weight loss, more energy, less digestive issues (gas, bloating, constipation), clearer skin, less joint pain/swelling, migraines, lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Approximately 96 percent of participants lose weight on the program.
It is not too late to get started! Here is our Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1064877620352614/
Here’s to a healthier and happier 2019!