It's been a week! How are you doing with your New Year's Resolution(s)?
75% of resolutions usually last through the entire first week of January, but only 46% make it past six months.
The University of Scranton also found that 39% of people in their 20s will achieve their resolution each year while only 14% of people over 50 years of age will achieve theirs. http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/
So how can you be in the successful group?? Here are two ideas to keep you going all year long:
1) BE FLEXIBLE
A resolution does not need to be stagnant. Even after a week, you may need to adjust your goal, but that doesn't mean you have to abandon it altogether.
Maybe instead of committing to complete 10 home projects this year, you focus on FINISHING just four, one each quarter.
2) KEEP IT SIMPLE AND SPECIFIC
Maybe your resolution was big and vague like "get healthy" or maybe it involved a complex 300-page diet book. Now that you've had a week to think about things, it's a great time to determine if your goal is actually achievable and measurable. Here are some simple health goals to get you refocused. You can always add more as you go through the year.
Sit less, stand more...get up from chair once every 30 minutes
Drink more water…start each day with one 8 oz glass of water
Walk more and/or longer distances…take the stairs
Sleep more…go to bed 30 minutes earlier
Snack smarter…pack two nutritious snacks for work each day
Spend more time outdoors…find a walking/running buddy
Eat breakfast…lay it out the night before
Get off the scale…hide it if you must
Address Injuries…ask friends to recommend a local physical therapist
Make this year your healthiest and most active year yet!