The New Year tends to bring out the best hopes in us. Many of us make Resolutions to become healthy, exercise more, eat right, reduce sugar intake, quit smoking, meditate more, reduce stress, enjoy life more, etc! We start out strong but may fall off or fall short. Forbes published only 8% of individuals typically keep their New Year’s resolutions. Here are some tips to help you stick to those goals and have an AWESOME 2019!
Dream BIG! write down your goals and do not limit yourself! Do not feel overwhelmed by how big your goals are, just WRITE. Research shows if you tell someone your goals or write them down, you are more likely to achieve it. Find a friend who will be your accountability partner and help you stay on track to achieve your goals!
Even though your goals are MASSIVE just breath and remember you have to start somewhere. Imagine what your life will be like at the end of the year if you stick to these goals! Small steps lead to achieving those MASSIVE goals!
Use positive reinforcement. Love yourself and know that you are trying to do better for yourself. Let those self-sabotaging thoughts go! Replace them with positive, intentional reinforcing thoughts. You ARE good enough. You CAN do it! If those negative thoughts creep in, it is okay, just let them go and say a positive mantra instead.
Research shows we are less likely to stick to our goals when we are stressed or overwhelmed. There’s a great breathing exercise I’ll have to post about that calms the nervous system down, do some yoga, or go for a walk on the beach. I love John 14:27 “Peace is what I leave with you; it is my own peace that I give you. I do not give it as the world does. Do not be worried and upset; do not be afraid.” So give it to GOD and rest in his peace!
Whatever your New Year’s Resolution is just know you are already AMAZING. God made you after his own image, so you have to be amazing right?!?! If I can help in anyway with your health, wellness, and fitness goals this year please let me know!