I hope you enjoyed the holidays and have started the New Year well. New Year, new hopes, new resolutions…How do you make sure you keep your New Year’s resolutions? First of all, start small – meaning you should set yourself realistic and achievable goals. A lady once told me her resolution was to apply a night cream every day. Yes, that kind of small. If it is hard to achieve and stick to, you will be tempted to give up very soon and get disappointed. This especially applies to people who want to lose weight and have very high and often unachievable goals. For example, eat smaller and healthier portions instead of skipping meals or following strict diets. Change your habits little by little without having major changes as you will find it is easier to stick to them. Watch less TV, walk instead of driving, play outdoors with your children and try to be as active as possible. Your body will change, your mood will lift and you will feel proud of yourself. Then it will become your habit and the lifestyle you want to have so you will not feel it requires much effort to follow it.
Not to mention targets which can only have benefits to you and your wellbeing, such as giving up smoking or drinking occasionally and rely less on medicine and more on the power of your body. To achieve that you have to work hard to connect your body with your mental state. Hear your body tell you that you have overeaten or you need to exercise to feel better. Last but not least, I wish you a fantastic year ahead, super healthy body and mind and all your resolutions achieved.