No need for an intro, we’ve all been there before, so let’s get started:
1- You’ve Set Unrealistic Goals
According to a study published on PubMed, ‘Adherence to an exercise prescription scheme: the role of expectations, self-efficacy, stage of change and psychological well-being.’, it is imperative you set the resolutions just above what’s attainable, so that you can achieve your goals with some level of pushing.
2- You Forgot That It Is Hard Work
At the end of the year, we become so optimistic and set goals that we know need hard work to achieve. When the time comes to execute, that optimism is not there anymore to push us through. This results in going back to our old habits.
3- That List Is Too Long Dude
Have you heard of the dilution effect? The longer your list of resolutions is, the less chance you have of completing any of the tasks on the list. Make short term plans, even weekly if possible. Achieving goals should be sprints and not marathons. This is why I prefer planning throughout the year over end-of-year resolutions. Continue reading
That time of year is quickly approaching us. The time of year when you wake up on January 1st, stumble into the bathroom and shake your head trying to rid yourself of a ’10-day food, alcohol and holiday merriment’ haze. You look at your disheveled self in the mirror, brush your bed hair out of your eyes and make a declaration that “today is the day I make a change!”
Then you find yourself, a day, a week or a month later in the same spot you were that day you brushed your hair out of your eyes. (Not physically of course, literally, because that would be a long time to stare at yourself in the bathroom mirror.) Many start with the best of intentions but find more often than not their resolutions pushed to the wayside and quickly forgotten like the sweater your grandmother gave you for Christmas last year that was 2 sizes too small and is stuffed in the back of your overflowing closet.
I’m going to show you how to create resolutions that will not fall by the wayside and will stick, like that cherry-red piece of gum on the bottom of your shoe. Continue reading