We're Already Well Into 2019
The new year provides a great opportunity for reflection and goal-setting for the year to come. This is why I think new year's resolutions are a great thing. However, it is important to set the right resolutions. Resolutions that are realistic and authentic. We should be setting goals that we really want to achieve all year round, and not just because a new year is beginning!
This is what inspired me to write this week's blog post! I want to provide my best tips for actually keeping your new year's resolutions and implementing them into your life in a meaningful way.
Don't Be Too Hard On Yourself
It is so important to be easy on yourself. There is nothing wrong with reevaluating your new years resolution, or even just adjusting the pace you will maintain to achieve it, to make it more realistic. For example, if your new years resolution was to work out 5 days a week at the gym in order to lose weight, a more realistic version of that goal would be to try and do something active 5 days a week. You don't necessarily need to go to the gym every day to be active! Try going for walks with friends or loved ones, playing with your children, grandchildren or pets, or taking the stairs instead of the elevator.
Connect With Your Community
If you really want to stick to your new year's resolution, it can be greatly helpful to connect with the community that is related to it. This community can be big or small, from just one person to a whole group of people! For example, if your goal is to live a healthier lifestyle or lose weight, consider connecting with a health community, or simply finding a friend or family member that would like to be your exercise buddy. If your goal is to get more in touch with your spirituality, consider connecting with a local faith or spiritual community, whatever that might look like for you.
Remember Your Why
In a recent blog post, I wrote about why I am so passionate about living a healthy lifestyle and helping others do the same: my family. Many of my clients want to feel healthier and more energetic so they can keep up with their busy family and social lives. On days where living a healthy lifestyle feels like too much, be gentle with yourself and remember your why. You don't need to be perfect! Just keep moving forward little by little, and you will attain your goals!
Join My Health Community
My Simple Swamps Program is one way that you can connect to a health community to help you achieve your health and wellness goals.
If you want to learn more about joining the program, click here for more information about the program. Still have questions? Click here to schedule a FREE call with me, and I will be happy to answer any questions you might have.