Why do New Year’s Resolutions Commonly Fail – Easy to make and even easier to break, New Year’s resolutions can be both motivating and overwhelming.
Losing weight, eating healthier and reducing stress are among the most common goals for those wishing to turn over a new leaf every new year. February is here and how many of you are still on track with your January goals?
It’s a marathon not a sprint
Change takes time. Don’t fit into your jeans yet – keep going! Nothing worth having ever came overnight. It takes discipline and hard work to make lifestyle changes. An average body transformation takes 12-16 full weeks of hard graft – but when you do, my god those feelings are worth it!
Its not an all-or-nothing process
Don’t feel like you have failed if you haven’t been to the gym every single day or banished every single item with sugar from your diet – small steps make big changes. Ease yourself in gently. Do what you know is feasible. Its no good cutting out everything, living off veggies and then binging when you need that sugar hit. Be realistic and your body will thank you for it.
Remember why you started
Do you want to end 2020 how you started it? No, because we all need personal growth and you set that goal for a reason. Write down the reasons why you are working toward your goal so that you can refer to them during times when you feel uninspired and unmotivated. By sticking with it and working on your goal all year long, you can be one of the few able to say that you really did keep your New Year’s Resolution. How good will that feel?