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How to Help Stick to your New Year Resolution.

We are one week in to 2016 and I wonder how many of us can honestly say that we’ve stuck to our New Year’s resolutions?

Is the gym already looking like an increasingly unattractive?

Are you gagging for your glass of wine at the weekend?

Then maybe using goal setting could be your answer!

You have to remember not to make your goals setting unrealistic. Also that no goals is too small!

The reason why you shouldn’t make your goals too big during January is you are trying to achieve too much at once, Using smaller goal setting helps tackles the big resolution, by breaking it down into easy bite-sized actions that we can fit into our days.

Making your goals small, and easy to do, may seem insignificant at first, but the power of accumulating small good actions over time is much more motivating than thinking months in advance. These goals shouldn’t take more than a few minutes and therefore achievable and build over time to become part of you lifestyle.

For example doing 10 squats, a plank for 1 min or taking the stairs at work can be fitted into anyone’s routine easily, but just by doing this will make you feel better.

The most common New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight and get fit!

  • One of the best ways to stick to your new fitness regime is to put your workouts into the calendar at the beginning of each week once these are scheduled then if anything else comes up you are already committed.
  • We all know we need to eat more healthily to lose weight,  but don’t completely cut your favourite things out of your diet. Rewards are key to losing weight so if you have a good day let yourself have one of the left over chocolates from the sweet tin, but stick to the amount don’t have anymore and this will make you feel motivated as you have set your goals and are sticking to it.
  • The new alcoholic drink gudienlines have just been published go to Drink Aware webpage for more details. Drink water when drinking alcohol and you will not feel the need to drink anymore than you should be, plus sticking to these guidelines means you will be doing just fine.
  • Do not be afraid to try something new, by being more outgoing will help with you confidence in yourself to motivate and achieve what you set out to do. If you find it hard try listing one thing you like about yourself, or one thing you do well, but most of all, be kind to yourself. When you get yourself down this can be the turning point for not achoeveling what we set out to do. Everyone has a bad day, but just remember your small goals will get you to you BIG ONE!  your New Year Resolution!

Good Luck and Happy New Year!

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