We are approaching the start of a new year and along with it comes the opportunity to get a fresh start and make changes for the better. Statistics show, however, that most people will give up their resolutions by the 15th of January. In order to assure success in keeping your resolutions this coming year, follow these helpful tips:
1) Be committed. If you are not passionate about your resolution, it will affect your success.
2) Be realistic. Dropping 30 pounds in 30 days is most likely not going to happen. Instead, opt for a reasonable weight loss goal. If you see results, you are more likely to stick with it.
3) Make simple and specific resolutions. For example, instead of resolving to "eat healthier" I have resolved to "eat fruit for dessert 6 days a week." I love having ice cream in the evening, but will enjoy it only once a week in the new year. I'm not skipping dessert altogether, but making a healthier choice instead.
4) Share your goals. The more people who know about your resolution, the better. You will have plenty of support from these people throughout the year.
Will you be making any New Year's Resolutions for 2015?