Tips to Making New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Actually Keep
It’s that time of the year again – the New Year is right around the corner and many of us are in the process of deciding what our resolutions will be. Whether you are looking to lose 10 pounds, eat healthier, build muscle, quit smoking, or cut back on alcohol, it’s important to choose wisely and vow to stay on track regardless of anything that comes in your way.
“Make smaller resolutions that will help you reach a larger goal,” Amy Gorin, MS, RDN, owner of Amy Gorin Nutrition in Jersey City, NJ, says. “For instance, instead of saying, ‘I resolve to lose 10 pounds this year,’ resolve to keep a food journal and eat more fruits and vegetables.”
While considering your resolution it’s imperative to anticipate problems and consider your obstacles. Make a list of possible issues that may arise, and “determine roadblocks to your goals, as well as possible solutions,” Gorin says.
The process of setting up your goal for the New Year and maintaining it throughout the year may be a struggle; but as long as you keep a positive attitude and stick to healthy habits, you will achieve your resolutions. Just have patience and push through regardless of what life throws your way.