3 New Strategies to Stick to Your New Year Resolutions
Let’s look at Strategies to Stick to Your New Year Resolutions. Do not let this year be another year of missed New Year Resolutions! If your goals for the New Year include eating healthier and moving more, KareBoost Health is here to support you. With specific strategies and a realistic plan, make this year your year to be healthier.
Here are 3 New Strategies to Stick to Your New Year Resolutions
Strategies to Stick to Your New Year Resolutions #1
Start Small. So many of us make grandiose plans for the New Year and end up frustrated after a week. Deeply ingrained habits, including our eating and exercise habits, are hard to change. Pick one change at a time and find simple ways to incorporate your goal until it becomes a habit. Once you have established this new goal as part of your routine, you can work on another change. For example, if you would like to start moving more, set a realistic goal of walking for 15-30 minutes 1-3 times a week. After sticking to that for a month, it might be time to increase your walk bot in time or frequency.
Strategies to Stick to Your New Year Resolutions #2
Move More. Planning to work out more is a great New Year Resolution. However, incorporating small movement throughout your day will help you reach your goals without requiring a large part of your schedule. Examine where you can fit in more movement. Can you park further away at the store or take the stairs more frequently?
Strategies to Stick to Your New Year Resolutions #3
Experiment. While it is important to have a realistic plan to accomplish your goals, do not give up at the first sign of failure. It is better to be flexible and find other ways to accomplish your goal than to give up entirely. Setbacks are to be expected. You should learn from these setbacks on how to move forward in a more productive way. For example, if you set a goal to work out every morning, but you are just not a morning person, experiment with working out at a different time. Maybe you can take 20 minutes of your lunch break to walk or you would be better off working out at the end of the day.
Sticking to New Year Resolutions can be frustrating, but it does not have to be. You do not have to do this alone. KareBoost Health is here to support you in all of your wellness goals. Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Karen today to learn more about our Health Coaching.
Karen L. Leibowitz, MD
Health and Medical Coach