Did you start this year with the intention of dedicating more time to getting fit, eating well, and taking better care of yourself physically and emotionally?
If you are making in-roads and sticking to ‘what you set your sights on’ then well done, keep up the good work. If not, and you’ve already fallen off the wagon, I think I might know why.
The Deadly ‘Line in the Sand’ False Promise
I’ve never been a fan of New Year Resolutions. What most of us do is crazy. Accelerate our intake right up until the very moment we draw that line in the sand (usually 31st December, eh?).
- I’ll binge drink all through the holiday season – and then do dry January
- I’ll eat my way through ALL the chocolate we bought – so it’s completely gone by January
- No point starting my Gym membership now, I just won’t have a chance to go – I’ll start again in January
And the best of it is; we often tell ourselves these lies three months ahead of January. A fatal time-wasting tactic. Imagine the progress you ‘would have’ made if you had just started there and then, instead of ‘waiting’ for January?
We approach New Year’s resolutions with completely the wrong mindset.
It already feels too hard and too much of a challenge, so we’re never motivated to achieve (or stick to) it, let alone enjoy the experience!
But, approached in a ‘different’ way – it is achievable – it can feel easy, and most of all, you will stick to it …