The new year is here, which brings new year resolutions and plans to change. The number one resolution is to lose weight and get in shape. However, the success rate is pretty small. Follow these 4 rules of creating New Year’s resolutions. Chris followed these four rules when he created his goal to take back his health, and has made tremendous progress over the last three years.
4 Rules of Setting New Year’s Resolutions:
Leave the vagueness behind and set a clean and concrete goal. If there are any vague details within the resolution it becomes much easier to not make any progress towards achieving the goal. For example, a vague resolution would be, “I want to spend less money on fast food.” A better way to state this goal would be, “I am going to pack my lunch for work the night before, starting with 3 nights a week and working towards all 5 days.”
Being able to track your progress can help keep you motivated as you see your success overtime. For example, if you want to lose weight, take before pictures and continue to take them once a month. If you are hoping to gain strength, write down the weight you use for each workout to see the increase over the time you spend in the gym.
If the goal is impossible to reach it is very unlikely you will want to continue working towards that objective. Setting large goals is GREAT, but set smaller goals that lead to achieving the bigger end goal. If you want to lose 20 pounds set a smaller goal to lose 5 pounds every month.
4. Time Bound
Last but not least, create a timeline for your resolutions. You need to give yourself enough time to attain these goals. If you want to be able to keep these new habits for years down the road then you need to continue working on them and not expect a change at the snap of your fingers.
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