It can be overwhelming when the list of New Year’s resolutions is as long as the shopping list for the holidays. Besides the lack of mood after the holidays, failing to keep the New Year’s resolutions in February, March and January or so, you can increase anxiety. When the festive decorations have already been put away, the frustration of not going to the gym or other blighted goals can make the last months of winter seem hopeless.
Still, it is important to remember that the New Year is not the right time for making changes of extraordinary character. It is time to reflect your behavior from last year and promise yourself to make positive changes in your life.
“Set moderate, achievable goals throughout the year, instead of getting a huge target on January, will help you achieve any goal you want,” says psychologist Lynn Bufka, PhD. “Remember that it is not the extent of the change that counts, but the act of recognizing that positive changes in your life are important and work towards achieving that goal one step at a time.”
To make realistic decisions, you are more likely to keep them during the year, incorporating healthy behaviors into your daily life. Here are some tips to make your New Year’s resolutions become a reality:
Start with moderation
Do you think you can keep resolutions?. If, for example, your goal is to exercise more often, plan to go to the gym three or four times a week instead of seven times a week. If you like to eat lots of desserts, try replacing them with other dessert foods you like, such as fruit or yogurt instead of seeing your diet as a punishment.
Change one behavior at a time
Harmful behaviors develops over time. So it’s important to replace unhealthy behaviors with healthy behaviors and this action also takes time. Do not be discouraged or think that you have to reevaluate everything in your life. Rather, strive to change one thing at a time.
Talk to friends and family about your goals
Share your experiences with family and friends. Consider forming a support group to achieve goals with people that go to the same gym or a group of colleagues who are in the process of achieving goals as well. Having to share their struggles and successes will make your way to a healthy life much easier.
Do not get frustrated
Perfection doesn’t happen in a day! Remember that making minor errors in the process of achieving your goals is normal. Do not give up completely because you ate a chocolate cake and broke your diet, or because you stopped going to the gym for a week because he was busy. Everyone has their ups and downs. Solve recover from their mistakes and move on.
Ask for support
Accepting help from the people who most want to you succeed and who will listen, will give you strength to his perform your duties and ability to handle the stress caused by the decisions. If you feel anxious or unable to reach the goals!
Write your goals down!
If you draw on a piece of paper or on a blackboard the progress you are making and the achievements you accomplish and allow you to have a more realistic control of the tasks you have undertaken.
We wish you the best of luck in achieving your goals!