2013 is just days away! Will you make a resolution this year? Popular choices for resolutions are to lose weight, exercise more, kick a bad habit, get motivated…you get the idea. Whatever you choose to change, the challenge is to stick with it. However, while the beginning of a new year is a great milestone to start your resolution with, you should make a change because you want to improve yourself, not because of the calendar. As better articulated in DCTalk Therapy (read the entire article at the link):
To put it another way, change isnâ€™t a sprint around the block; itâ€™s two steps forward and one step back. Expect bumps in the road, embrace the little victories and keep moving in the direction of your goal.
A few tips on making changes:
- Keep it realistic and measurable (itâ€™s easier to stick to a goal of 20 minutes of walking per day than the vague â€˜work out a few times a weekâ€™)
- Limit yourself to one change at a time
- Do something you genuinely want to do rather than something you think you should do (for example, donâ€™t vow to drop 30 pounds if what you really want to do is learn Japanese)
So if you haven’t chosen a resolution yet, get to it! It can even be fun – and with these pro tips, you’ve got a leg up to succeed this year. (For what it’s worth, this JFCS Graphic Designer stuck to hers for 2012 🙂 ) Have a great 2013!
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