New Year’s Resolutions
So this first week of the New Year has already become for many people a real “pain”! Like many others we have become conditioned to make New Year’s Resolutions that are for the most part unattainable or unsustainable. But we make them with full knowledge that we probably are going to fail! Why do we do this?
Instead, stop this insanity and make goals that are attainable! You will feel so much better in the long run when you can say, I made this goal, and I have achieved it for the last day, two days, three days and then a month or more.
Making smaller shorter term goals is so much more interesting to do. There is no boredom with shorter terms. Make your first goal for one week. Everyone can count down from 7 to one without loosing their place or momentum. If your goal is to be walking 10,000 steps daily and you have been sedentary for the last 20 years, it’s not going to go too well. Rather make your goal more concrete and easier by saying that after dinner, I will go for a ten minute walk 6 times in one week. Resting from the ten minute walk on Sunday (after all even God took a day of rest).
Keep this going for the month of January. 6 times a week for 10 minutes a day, you will go for a walk, it does not matter how many steps you walk, it’s the time that counts…….
February let’s you continue with your goal from January if you are comfortable with it, or it gives you a chance to renew your commitment or increase your duration from 10 minutes to 15 minutes. Again it is a short term goal. One month, one week at a time.
I can guarantee that you will start to enjoy these walks so much that you might even do them on the Sunday walk free holiday. Each time you go for your ten to fifteen minute walk, you are getting stronger. It’s a great time to think over your day and make plans to make tomorrow even better than today was……..
As your months go by and you have continued on a road to realizing your resolution is being fulfilled, you will have a better sense of accomplishment and self pride instead of derision! Let’s move on to the positive way of living and smile at all the ways in which we become better and better versions of our previous self’s!
Do you get yourself caught up in unrealistic goal setting? Let us know in the comments. I look forward to hearing from you!
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