The new year is right around the corner. You’ve taken this time and decided that in 2013 you’re going to be healthier and more active than you were in 2012. Good for you! But sometimes, resolutions are hard to maintain. We want to give you some advice that will help you maintain your resolutions so you can see them through… especially if you’re trying to get healthier in 2013.
Maintaining your resolutions
1. Don’t overstep. Don’t create a resolution that you can’t maintain. If getting in shape is the goal, know your limitations. If you’re working 80 hours a week and can’t make it to the gym every day, that obviously can’t be your goal.
2. Make a routine. One of the hardest things about exercise, or any element of change, is building a routine. Once you’ve established something new, stick to it. Don’t make a routine that doesn’t work for you.
3. Involve a friend. There is nothing like an exercise buddy – someone to cheer you on, motivate you, spot you, and vice versa. Also, involve a friend to just talk to. It will make things so much easier. You’ll be killing three birds with one stone: exercising, socializing, relieving stress.
4. Be on the lookout for results. You didn’t decide to become healthier without reason. You have a goal in mind, and that goal is a result. Why stop at anything less than that result? It’s going to get hard, but you’ve just got to stick with it.
5. Expect to falter a little bit. It wouldn’t be a new year’s resolution if it was easy. Expect yourself to wake up some days and just not be in the mood to have a routine or try a little harder. That’s okay. Just make sure you can get motivated again.
Of course, there are other ways you can motivate yourself, we just feel, from our standpoint, like this is going to help you
Happy New Year!
Resolutions aren’t easy. They’re challenging and almost everyone gives up within the first few months. Perhaps your resolution should be to not give up. We know you can do it. You can get in better shape, and in turn, you’re going to see your mood improve and your workplace wellness increase.