If your goal is to make some changes, drop some bad habits or start some good ones, how can you keep that same get up and go attitude past January?
Don’t Give Up. No matter how hard it seems to lose weight, eat better, make it for your chiropractic appointments on a regular basis, quit smoking or exercise don’t quit on those good choices. You may need to reevaluate your goals and determine if they can be broken down into smaller goals so you feel accomplished and continue making progress but don’t ever quit. You are worth the effort, the time and sacrifice it may require to become healthier and take better care of yourself so don’t let anything stand in your way.
Every Choice Is An Opportunity For Improvement. Whether it be skipping that unhealthy trip to the vending machine, walking your dog around the block instead of letting her run around in the yard or sharing your bad day with someone trusted instead of keeping it bottled up inside, those are all opportunities to make healthy choices. If your goal for the new year is to manage your stress better because you’ve been having headaches and neglecting your kids then those smaller choices throughout the day to deflate that anxiety will result in a better end of the day for you and your family.
Don’t Beat Yourself Up. When you fail, even if it wasn’t intentional, pick yourself back up and start over. Remember, every opportunity is an opportunity to start over. Give yourself a pep talk and prepare to succeed, because you can do it and you’re worth it.
The new year is about new beginnings and better choices. Whether it’s today or next month, write some goals down and take charge of your life. Baby steps will help you see progress and progress will keep you motivated.