New Year, New Resolutions! It’s that time of year again where we cast off the old and bring in the new. For many a New Year’s Resolution is an opportunity to re-invent themselves, for others it’s an opportunity to give up bad habits and for a few, it’s just another year to get through.
Whatever your reason for making a New Year’s Resolution, it’s important to remember that just because the Earth did a full rotation of the Sun, you don’t need to pile on the pressure to stick to your New Year’s resolutions. It can be a gradual change instead of trying to be an immediate change.
It’s also important to remember the difference between a New Year’s resolution and Outcomes; let’s discuss this further.
Having a body like a Greek God: This here is an outcome, however using the dumbbells and exercise machine in the loft every day is a New Year’s Resolution.
Eating Healthy: Here is the outcome, swapping the Chinese or Pizza every Friday night for a Salad or home-cooked meal is the resolution.
Being more social: This is the outcome, deciding to attend more social events and nights out instead of staying home is the resolution.
Now that we’ve gone through the difference between outcomes and goals, let’s go through some handy tips that can help you stick to your New Year’s Resolutions.
Tell people: If you tell people your New Year’s Resolutions, you’re more likely to stick to them as you probably don’t want to admit failure in front of them in a week or two.
Be patient with yourself: New Year’s Resolutions can be difficult to stick to and you feel like you need to see immediate results, but the truth is, you don’t. If you’re looking to lose a bit of weight this Year, it’s going to take time.
Don’t set a time limit: You don’t need to set tight time limits on your New Year’s Resolutions, because as mentioned above, the most common New Year’s Resolutions are going to take time, so allow yourself quite a bit of time to achieve your goals.
We here at Capital 4 Training hope that this blog post was useful, and wish you the best of luck in the New Year.
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