New Years Resolutions

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It is just over two weeks into the New Year. How are your New Year’s resolutions going? Many times we set ourselves up for failure with the difficult goals we set each year. As much as we would like, we do not become perfect at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve. Often the goals or resolutions we set are unrealistic. We want to lose weight, eat healthy, exercise every day, and organize our whole house. Just as a baby must crawl and walk before running, we must take baby steps to reach our goals.

Step 1. You must have the desire to change, not merely a want. Come up with a solid reason to make the change. When you want to str ay from your goal, think of the reason behind making the change.

Step 2. Break your goal down into small, realistic pieces. If we make the goal too hard, we give up quickly.

Example 1. If you want to get organized, start small and clean out one extra item a week such as a drawer or shelf. It may not seem like much, but by the end of the year you will have cleaned out 52 drawers or shelves. It is overwhelming to deep clean the whole house in a week.

Example 2. If you want to eat healthier, instead of eliminating all sugar, cut down your sugar intake to one treat a day. The next week you can eliminate a day or two and only have treats five days a week. As your body adjusts, you will be able to cut down more and more on sugar and only eat it on special occasions.

Step 3. Be consistent. If you miss a day or a week, don’t give up. You don’t need to always start over on a Monday or at the first of the month. Each new day is a new beginning. Start again today

Please comment below on ways you use to keep your resolutions each year!

Article Contributed by Sandra Jensen

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