Bite Size New Years Resolutions
It's a new year and for many of us this is the chance for a new start, particularly when it comes to our health and fitness. When you make your new years resolutions do you ever have grand plans to completely detox your body? However, is there ever a part of you which knows that deep down, by March, you will retreat back to your old ways?
The key to sticking with your new years resolutions is to take small steps. Follow these top tips and ensure that this year is the one year where you really stick with your goals.
1. Have a vision: a vision board is a great way of understanding what you really want out of life. Over the next week collect photos, pictures and words from around your home, newspapers, magazines and leaflets. Everything you collect should represent your perfect life and the way you want to be. There is no need to think about why or how, just go ahead and collect them. Then, get yourself a large piece of card and stick all these pictures, words and images on the board. If you need to write any inspirational sentences or notes to yourself then do so. After you have done this you will be much clearer about where you want to be in your life. Also, when your dream life is there in front of you, you may even be surprised how much more achievable it seems.
2. Break it down: Get an A4 sheet of paper and write down these 4 sentences: my 1 month goal; my 3 moth goal; my 6 month goal; my 1 year goal. Then go through each of these sentences and write down what you would like to achieve by these milestones. Try to make the goals measurable, e.g. instead of writing that you would like to be more flexible, you could write down that you would like to touch your toes. That way, when you achieve it you will know!
3. Give yourself praise: When you have achieved your bite sized goals, do an achievement diary. Write at the top of a piece of paper 'What I am most proud of'. At each of your goal milestones, write down what you have achieved. Even if it is not one of your original goals, or if you are only half way towards a goal, still just write it down. This is guaranteed to motivate you and keep you going throughout the year.
4. Just enjoy: Most importantly, enjoy every step of achieving your goals. Keep smiling, keep laughing and live in the present moment. Hope you have a happy and healthy 2010!