Say goodbye to 2017, say hello to 2018. If you're like me, you take an opportunity to reflect and make some goals to improve yourself mentally, socially, spiritually and physically. This post focuses on strategies to turn your good-intentioned resolutions into real, life-changing habits.
Here's a bit of trivia regarding making and keeping fitness-related New Year's resolutions, according to Statistic Brain.
Are we doomed to failure? If you're like me, resolutions are usually made with the best of intentions, but they quickly fade into the background and become forgotten.
Here are some of the main reasons why people don't keep their resolutions, according to Psychology Today:
Here are some tips for successfully changing your behavior, again according to Psychology Today:
Personally, I find my greatest success when I focus on a single thing at a time and I put some time into it to plan for success. I also don't go into it with the thought of making a short-term change, but I try to figure out how to make this a permanent change and part of my daily routine. If I have to wake up each morning and figure out how I'm going to achieve that goal I've already failed, because some days I will feel more motivated than others. I also like to educate myself about the goal and read or listen to podcasts about people who have been successful. Basically, I need to create a framework for success. That's how I ultimately was able to lose 75 pounds and I'm trying to take the same thought patterns to other parts of my life.
Good luck on your own efforts to change your life for the better, and may 2018 be your best year ever!