Well, well, well…here we are. January 2023 is prime time for making resolutions.
Past studies and surveys have concluded that, by February, as many as 80% of New Year’s resolutions will have been abandoned. Wowzers!
From my experience, many people over-commit. They may start off strong, but aren’t trying to reach their goals in a sustainable way. You can’t make a 180 overnight. It just doesn’t work.
Maybe another issue is that many people think about what they have to give up when concocting new year’s resolutions. And there’s fear and anxiety in giving things up.
A better approach may be to think about what you can ADD to your life. Here are some examples:
Instead of “I am going to lose 20 pounds,” maybe it’s “I am going to add a protein shake to each day and a vegetable to each meal.” Or “I am going to add three days of strength training to my week.” Or “I am going to walk 45 minutes each day.”
Instead of “I am going to give up electronics after 7 PM,” maybe it’s “I am going to read for an hour per night before bed.”
You can add an extra hour of sleep per night.
You can add volunteer time.
You can add 32 ounces of water a day.
You get my drift.
Chances are, the better you treat yourself with healthy ADDITIONS, the more you will want to nix the unhealthy ones.
Here’s to your BEST YEAR EVER!