Did you know that the majority of New Year’s resolutions are broken or given up altogether by the end of January? Many individuals have a “go big, or go home” mentality when it comes to resolutions, which often results in unattainable goals.
While the intention behind these goals is good, creating such drastic changes can often lead to failure and frustration. Instead, try making a new, healthy resolution for 2022 that integrates small healthy changes into your life that you will be able to keep all year long:
- Be more active. Instead of making a resolution of “going to the gym every day,” try something more generic such as simply being more active each day. You’ll be more likely to be successful in reaching your fitness goals. You can start by making small changes including parking further away from the door at the grocery store, and taking the stairs instead of the elevator.
- Eat more healthy foods. Adjusting your diet by making simple, healthy substitutions can help keep your waistline in check. By keeping your pantry and refrigerator full of healthy options, you will be less likely to reach for junk food options. Remember, everything in moderation is good! In addition to making substitutions with your diet, try increasing your water intake.
- Find ways to relieve stress. This year, make a resolution to take some time for yourself to relax and relieve stress. Find what brings you joy and relaxation, and find a way to implement it in your daily routine.
Remember that resolutions take work and patience. Be patient and continue working towards your goals.
Have a very happy and healthy New Year!