We have all just started to come back into the swing of things. Getting kids ready to go back to school (I know it's what you have been waiting for), creating your list of goals for the next day, week, month, year (more power to you for going beyond that), and getting your schedule back on track. This list is nothing new. It happens every year. We start with a clean slate and then pack it all in in hopes we achieve out goals sooner than later. Here are a couple of tips for taking this new year on:
As part of my New Years resolutions, last night my focus was on playing with my daughter. Small step, but I felt that she appreciated the time that we were together a bit more than if I had just been sitting there distracted. I made dinner but took consistent beaks to sit with her and see what she was up to. At the time, she was working on a scrapbook of our family, which was very sweet and cute and yes, I’ll take some credit for this niceness as the byproduct of the “new” parenting.
I didn't make a resolution this year. Not yet anyway. It's not that I don't want to have any goals to TRY to stick to, but I just don't know what those goals should be. Every year I watch as friends make these broad crazy resolutions (usually regarding a fad diet or cutting out something that really doesn't need to be cut out) and a few weeks later all is forgotten.OOOHHH How about this idea? A facebook feature that every week does that Timehop thing back to January 1st, just to remind everyone what they said they'd do???
Post courtesy of Move More Fitness, LLCAre you making the same resolution year after year? How do you break that cycle and make it actually happen this time? Here are a few tips to help turn that corner in your mindset toward health and fitness and actually meet your goals rather than feeling discouraged and giving up.
Are resolutions good or are they bad? Is it good to set yourself up for failure? Do people really stick to resolutions at all? Here's what I think...I think we should never stop trying! Never, never never! I don't care how many times you fall flat on your face, just get right back up and do it again!
The top educators in the world list "Setting High Expectations" as a priority step to reaching great achievements: a belief that WONDERFUL THINGS ARE going to happen to you! From your first hot air balloon ride, to switching careers, to changing your health habits: aim high to reach high in your life. Once you set a high expectation, plan 1. Resources, 2. Timed Steps, and 3. Support to move from belief to reality.