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Resolutions are not a once a year thing

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

So, I know everyone makes New Years resolutions (and few people keep them for very long.) I decided that since I am not guilt-free when it comes to this, and it annoys me that everyone (myself included) seems to think that change can only occur in January, that I will be making several monthly resolutions. I will spend that month starting to make the change, but I will focus on it from then on. It was after I cut soda out of my diet (around 5 months ago!) that I realized if I focus on improving myself a little at a time (one thing a month) that I am more successful in actually making the change. So here it is: my January change (a little late in posting, but I started it on the first.)

January:
Cut out energy drinks
Cut out sugar from my coffee
Drink more water
Start meditating.

Progress so far:
Haven't had an energy drink since the last week of 2012!
I had my first sugar free cup today, but I have cut myself back from 2 spoons of sugar per cup, so that's good progress! :)
I'm not getting the water I need to get everyday, so I have a lot of work left on this and might make it my main focus in February.
I started meditating again last night (I've only done it a couple of times this year) But I found a great app on my phone that helps me with guided meditation as well as breathing techniques so I am hoping to work on this one a little more here on out. The goal is to reduce my stress, so I'm not going to stress about it too much, lol.

Anyways, that sums up my January. I am sure the rest of the month will go great and next month will too.

I hope everyone else is having as much fun and success making the healthy changes that they want to make in their lives. emoticon
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MOLDYLOCKS 1/23/2013 1:09PM

    What a fantastic idea!

And also, what an incredible way to keep your resolutions relevant to your current situation. I feel as though most people abandon their resolutions because they become bored with their goals, or they are no longer invested in that change. With your method, you will always be improving!

I wish you the best of luck, and do keep us updated!

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