29 Dec How to Choose & Follow Through on Your New Year’s Resolutions
Oh, what a year! Time to close the book on this year and open a fresh one for 2021. New Year’s has always been a favorite time to set goals for the coming year, so here are a few ways to help you select your resolutions and succeed at accomplishing them.
- Survey the Past Year – Take a look back at the past year and reflect on where you feel like you wanted to improve. This can be in any area that you wish: work-life, personal, self-care, family, and so on.
- Choose a Balanced Approach – In life, we need balance. Resolutions are no different. Try to not overload one aspect of your life with too many, or too unattainable, goals. Try choosing one more lofty goal per segment of your life and smaller goals that may help you achieve it.
- Be Realistic – For some people, a goal of completing a triathlon may be a realistic goal, but to others is maybe unrealistic. Access the time you have available, the commitment you’re willing to make, and any limitations that you may have to overcome. Be clear with yourself.
- Time Increments – Break down your goal into smaller goals. This helps the big goal become more attainable while providing quicker gratification when you reach the smaller milestones. Say a triathlon is your goal. Start with running a 5k or biking X miles the first month. You’ll feel more accomplished and more likely to keep pushing for your main goal.
- Accountability – This can prove to be the biggest hindrance of people not completing their goals. It’s difficult to hold yourself accountable without practice. Find a friend or family member that will help you on this journey and try to avoid choosing your significant other. Allow this person to be stern with you without getting upset or frustrated. They have your best interest in mind. For instance, a personal trainer is a great person to help you stay accountable for your fitness goals.
- Gratitude – This is a very important step. Express gratitude for what you have and how far you’ve come. If you slip up, don’t be too hard on yourself. Be proud of yourself and remember that no matter how fast or slow each step you take gets you closer to your goals.
For Members who would like help reaching their fitness or wellness goals for 2021, reach out to our Fitness Department for a full evaluation and plan to help you accomplish your goals. Our team would love to help you on a journey to better health and wellness.
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