Tips To Prevent Giving Up On Your New Years Resolutions
We’ve reached that time of year again…
Chances are that at some time in your life you’ve made a New Year’s Resolution – and broken it.
You’ve probably sat down and made a list of habit-changing, self-improving, mood-boosting things that you vow to do in the new year.
But by the end of January, most of us are caught singing a completely different tune.
Just like one of our patients Mark last year…
He badly wanted to start running as we started 2017, but because the weather was a bit wet and gloomy, he decided to give it a miss instead!
So how can you defy the odds of giving up on your New Year goals and actually stick to what you planned to do in 2018…
And stop the January blues from getting in your way?
Well, if you’ve set yourself goals to get fit and lead a more active and healthy lifestyle, like most of our patients have and myself included…
Then here’s some ways to help you keep on track with your healthy habits this year…
I’m going to guess that one of your resolutions might have been to exercise regularly?
And if you’re not used to it, let’s face it, getting started is the hardest part.
But here’s the thing, once you’ve completed a few exercise sessions, it won’t feel like a chore – and you’ll start to enjoy it.
One of the keys to success when it comes to exercise is to have a plan.
Whether your goal is to run a set distance, or walk to work instead of jumping in the car – you can set reminders on your phone to make sure you stick to it.
Or you could even write out your week ahead (which is one of my favourite things to do), which can make exercising 2-3 times a week a reality.
If you feel ‘strapped for time’ there’s always a way…
You can workout without actually working out!
Yes, you read that right, here’s some ways you can do that:
Running errands, cleaning the house, walking or cycling instead of driving and even playing with the grandkids…
So if you ‘can’t’ make the gym, there’s some alternative ideas instead.
No more excuses!
And a tip for another common resolution I hear my clients tell me – they want to stress less!
Which I’m sure you know can cause aches and pains.
Well, to help nip stress in the bud, or at least reduce it’s effects, you could plan something like booking in weekly massages.
Which not only feels fantastic, but is a proven way to reduce stress too!
And one more – laughing (a lot!) is a great way to kick stress to the side and is also shown to have positive effects on your health too…
That’s an easy one, wouldn’t you agree?