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New Year, New Resolution, New You

Dec 26, 2017

New Year, New Resolution, New You

It is just about that time to start thinking about making New Year’s resolutions. Many of the most popular resolutions revolve around making healthy choices however, most of us won’t keep them long enough to change these resolutions into healthy habits. How can you be one of those few people that keep their resolutions throughout 2018? Set yourself up for success using some simple tips and tricks.

  1. Set goals. When you set goals they need to be SMART goals. This means they should be: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound. 
  2. Personalize it. Make sure your resolution is something you want. Not something that someone else thinks you need to do. Determine your ‘why’ for doing what you are setting out to do.
  3. Be understanding. Understand that your goal will take time and effort to achieve. Changing doesn't happen overnight or over a week. Also, understand that you may have hurdles to jump over during this process. Don’t give up and don’t get discouraged.
  4. Get support. When you are the only one who knows about your goal you have no accountability. Get support from others to help you stay accountable and give you a boost when you need it during this process.
  5. Celebrate your success! On average it takes about 21 days to create new habits.  If your resolution lasts through January odds are you have created a habit. Creating healthy habits can be hard to do but celebrate your little successes because they quickly turn in to big successes. 

Using these tips can help you break the cycle of making the same resolution year after year. Good luck in the New Year in creating healthy habits that last a lifetime. Here’s to a healthy and happy 2018!