New Years is here! Beginning today or tomorrow, many of us will wake up with a long list of resolutions. Unfortunately, according to the statistics, by February we’ll be back to our old ways. Why? We try to take on too much all at once!
I’d like to suggest a different approach. On new years day, take out your calendar and start pondering monthly goals. Pick something attainable to tackle each month. For example:
January – start going to yoga once a week
February – download a meditation ap and start meditating
March – Commit to eating plant based twice a week
April – Sign up for a 5K
Obviously everyone’s list will be different. Pick goals that are important to you. But you’re giving yourself a full month to adopt a new habit. By February, hopefully you’re used to going to yoga regularly, and you’re ready to start meditating! You’re more likely to adopt healthier, long term habits by setting monthly goals. And then you don’t have to be disappointed if, by February, you haven’t lost 15 pounds, read 12 books, learned a new language, and traveled to 8 countries… sound familiar?
Wishing everyone a happy and HEALTHY new year!!
*NOTE – Soupermom is not a licensed dietitian, doctor, personal trainer, or anything like that. She’s just extremely knowledgeable about healthy living!! But if you slip and fall while taking her advice, it is not her fault!