Good Evening Loves & Happy New Year
I hope everyone is recovering from a wonderful evening bringing in the new year with a positive vibe.
One of my favorite quotes for the new year is "Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one." by Brad Paisley. Simple, positive and to the point, yesterday is history and you have a whole new chapter ahead of you. Although I do highly encourage change and fresh starts all year long, there is something about starting a new year and that gives you this overwhelming feeling of a clean slate.
Now with a clean slate always comes the motivation to want change and set "New Year Resolutions" or as I like to call it, your new life style change! It's no surprise when most of us set these "New Years Resolution" after 3 or 4 weeks we lose our steam and fall back into our old ways and before you know it a new year comes and we are setting the same resolutions all over again. Well I'm hear to let you know 2014 CAN be different!
Here are 5 simple steps I take to ensure my "New Life Style Changes" make the long Hal!
1) Give it the status it needs to be long term!
This is a Lifestyle Change not just another "New Years Resolution" and it's not just for this year! So give it the status it needs to confidently make it the long haul! Don't call it a New Years resolution!
2) Quality over Quantity
The biggest resolution fail is having too many resolutions! If you are gong to change something and really stick to it , it needs to be something you really want and that your going to really focus on! As a #LifeRule when ever you try and do to many things at once you truly never efficiently get things done! This is also true of setting resolutions! Pick 1 or 2 things at most and make sure they are priority!
3) Be Realistic!
There is nothing worse then setting yourself up to fail from the beginning! For example Setting a goal of losing 200lbs in one year without surgery is not only dangerous but completely unrealistic! So make sure your goal is something you can confidently stick to with willpower!
4) Think Small!
So manny people go for the "Big Picture" when in reality it is all the Little Pieces that make up the big picture. Along with being realistic setting a small goal within reach can empower you to set larger goals down the road and give you the confidence to stick to them. Example: you want to lose weight but you fail every year, instead of saying you will lose weight why not set a goal like do at least 2 physical activity a week. It's one step you can start with that ultimately will work towards your main goal without all the added pressure.
5) BE DEFINITIVE with your goal!
Like all things in life when you are to broad in definition you allow for to much slack and loop holes saying you want to "lose Weight" is so broad and is to general to stick with! Try something like I will lose 20 lbs by next year. Take it a step further and say I will lose 1.5 lbs a month! That gives you a clear goal and will result in 20 lbs by the end of the year! Like they say, "The devil is in the details"
I hope this help and I hope this inspired you to come up with a fabulous "2014 lifestyle change!"
In the comments bellow I would love for you to share with me what "2014 lifestyle change" you will be making!
My Lifestyle Changes for #2014
-Spend 5 minutes a day with no phone, no TV, just in my own thoughts
(This will be done every morning Before leaving the house)
-Go on two vacations, one inside the US and one Outside the US.
Happy New Year