I hate New Year’s resolutions! They set us all up for certain failure. My 2017 resolution is to have no resolutions at all. I realize I’m not the first person to say this but why does everyone keep shelling out money on gym memberships in January only to quit by February? Using words like “always” or “never”, “all” or “none” are not realistic words.
I love the idea of working on yourself and having hopes and attainable goals. Do me a favor and try something new this year. Instead of saying “I’m going to lose 20 pounds” focus on what you can do to be more healthy. For example, drink more water every day, move your body more times per week, reward your success with something other than a fattening treat. All of these examples are simple, attainable and will make you feel better. You will also be more likely to continue these goals because you won’t feel the disappointment of the scale if you haven’t reached your goal weight after only 1 month of trying.
Here are other ways you can use attainable action steps instead of resolutions:
- I would like to read more books in 2017. I’m shooting for 1 per month but in my busier months will be ok if I don’t finish.
- Giving makes me feel good. I’m going to donate 2 hours of my time each month to my favorite charity. You don’t have time to give? Give some money you would have spent on an unnecessary item.
- I’ve always wanted to learn a new language. I’m going to take a language course in 2017.
- My sister is so crazy busy all the time. I’m going to offer to baby sit for her at least once per quarter.
The only thing stopping you is your imagination. Dream big but set goals you can achieve without feeling bad or sacrificing too much of your day.
We wish you a very happy 2017!
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