Out-of-the-Box New Year's Resolutions
Just because you’re not part of the nearly 50 percent of Americans who make New Year’s Resolutions that include losing weight, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t set new goals anyway. Chances are that the start of 2017 is making you think of new accomplishments you want to achieve in the upcoming 12 months.[slideshow:95159]
No matter how hard people try, few actually get in shape, get organized or save money. Don’t become a statistic and try something new this year – something that won’t be forgotten by Super Bowl Sunday.
The key to setting doable goals that you will stick to is understanding why you need to achieve them and enjoying the process of reaching them. The most important trick is to keep reminding yourself that you’re taking care of yourself.
A resolution means finding a solution to a problem, but this is an intimidating way of looking at a task that can bring many benefits. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself by going for unattainable goals, such as never eating a donut again.
Instead, practice controlled breathing, spend more time in parks, and read more books, to name a few. You may be surprised to find out that these can help your mental and physical health a lot more than you think.