We all make resolutions every year, most of them being health-related for e.g. we make resolutions to eat healthy, lose or gain weight, exercise, cut down snacking, stop drinking, quit smoking etc. and forget to follow them conveniently just in couple of days to months. As the New Year approaches, you can discover how easy it can be to stay fit and healthy all year round following these easy tips. We help you stick to your resolutions.
Aim for healthy changes which you can follow easily and comfortably. Resolutions should be rational and achievable and not lead to disillusionment.
Change the way you think. Any change begins from inside and the resultant is reflected outside. So before you try to change, decide to change your thought process.
Be convinced. Be sure and persuaded that you really want to change those things in you. Conviction brings on determination and power to do the things.
Be positive. Affirm the things you want to achieve again and again. Drive away negative thoughts and brace yourself for changes. Attitude is the most important thing.
Take one at a time. Do not try to change everything together. Taking up too many tasks and juggling to accomplish spoils everything. Make a list and prioritize the things. Take one at a time and chuck out once it is done.
Be pragmatic. Be sensible and set up practical goals. For e.g. If you smoke 7-8 cigarettes a day and have decided to quit smoking, do not expect to do it in a day; otherwise, you will quit it just for one day and start again the next day itself. Taper off gradually.
Do not feel burdened. Don’t let your health resolutions be a burden and stress you out. Stop constantly worrying about them. Being nervous or taking tension hinders the activity and prevents you from going-on.
Be prepared for the hurdles. Do not assume that your plan will always work out perfect. Prepare yourself for fallback and have a backup system or plan. Do not get demoralized and run away. Stay firm and stick to what you have decided to achieve. Enlist all possible things that can distract you or prevent you from the goal beforehand and plan accordingly.
Commend and treat yourself once in a while, when you accomplish a target. Celebrate your achievement with family and friends. This inspires you to undertake new ones, carry out and finish them successfully.
Avoid putting off the resolutions for next year. Set targets and timelines and complete them on time. Do not put yourself in habit of postponing the things for next opportunity.