''Happy New Year to everyone!! It's that time of the year when most people have already decided what their New Year's resolutions are going to be for 2018.
There are many who will make resolutions and sadly will be failing to keep them by the end of January. They start off all fired up, motivation and will power strong but the challenges of keeping up a new behaviour is too difficult. Slowly but surely they lapse back into their own routine even more demoralised and demotivated.
All over the media just now is information on losing weight and staying healthy, but most people make one huge mistake when making their New Year Resolution's. They don't plan their way to their goal. They set an unrealistic goal, maybe several of them and it proves too difficult to implement. As January closes out so does their dreams of attaining that goal.
If you are attempting to make a change to your life then you have got to plan things out into manageable steps.
There should be several small steps, each of which takes you one step closer to your goal.
Small steps are more realistic, achievable and easier to implement into your routine.
Small steps help you feel with each milestone reached that you are succeeding.
You don't get into bad habits in ONE step so why do we think that one step can change us back?
Lets say that your goal is to lose weight. You need to plan several steps to start losing weight. For example to lose weight you need to change what you eat, eat less and increase your activity levels.
People come into the New Year with resolutions that haven't been carefully thought out.
Some people expect loads of progress in a very little time and when they don't see the results instantly they give up!
When you give your resolution a lot of thought and plan your way to your goal, it is easier to see progress which in turn motivates you to take the next step.
Little steps mastered can lead to big changes!
I know people who have tried to diet, exercise, cook more and not allow themselves any "naughty snacks" all at the same time beginning on the 2nd of January and by the time the end of January is near they have given up on it all because it was simply too difficult to implement and sustain in their everyday lives.
Take what you want to achieve and break it down into manageable parts that take you towards your goal. do it one step at a time, doing one thing at a time. Once you have incorporated that small change into your life then move onto the next step and so on. You don't eat a chocolate bar all in one bite so don't try to fix your life all in one go!!
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