Tuesday, January 08, 2013
I saw an article titled: "Worst New Year's Resolution You Could Make" and all I immediately thought was:
If you don't have hope and actually set a resolution, then how can you reach your goal, your dreams, your BEST YOU.
*I haven't read the article yet. Now, I have to go read it and see what it says.
I'm back... just went and read the article.
So, it's about "Revamping" and really setting better resolutions. Continue to revamp and set your resolutions all year. Here were suggestions from the article:
*Small and easy* to achieve without much extra effort. For example, start by adding just 10 more minutes of exercise per week (as opposed to the lofty goal of an extra hour, five days per week!).
*Specific and behavior-focused.* "Eat 3 servings of veggies each day" is a specific behavior that you can observe and measure while "eat healthier" is not easy to define.
*Designed with a reward in mind.* Hold off on purchasing that new jacket, gadget or smart phone app until meet your goal of exercising five days per week or completing your first 5K this spring.
*Taken on one at a time.* Overhauling your entire lifestyle at once can be too intense. Don't be afraid to focus on the exercise first, and start to eat healthier foods later (or vice versa).
****Reviewed and revised often.*** Revisit your goals at the end of each week to see how well they're working for you. Don't wait for the entire year to pass before you evaluate your progress or add in a new challenge.
Article: The Worst New Year's Resolutions You Can Make
Start Strong by Starting with the Right Goals
-- By Megan Coatley, Certified Behavior Analyst