New Year, New You
Almost everyone of us has at least one major new year resolution that they swear they will live up to this year. This is the year that they are gonna make it happen! And then one by one we start to slack and slide down a slippery slope of excuses which eventually turns into our utter disappointment. Why is it so hard to change?
The answer is and always has been staring us in the face; its the same reason why we’ve decided to do it as a “new year resolution” and not the same day we realized we needed it. Change is hard; especially when its a big change. Change in our eating and sleeping habits, change in our exercise routines (or change TO an exercise routine), or change in our behaviors. The reason so many of us fail to modify things in our life is because we try to change too much too quick. The human body is not accustom and can not fluctuate at a moments notice, so we need to give it time, and take baby steps towards our goals instead of trying to accomplish the end result habit in one day.
- List of new year resolution habits
- List of old bad habits
We also need to consider that just as bad habits are formed over periods of time, the same amount of time in addition to discipline is needed to break them, in order to make room for good habits. So where do I start, you ask? Make two lists, one of what you want to accomplish this year, and another of the things and behaviors that have kept you from achieving those goals before; your bad habits. Just by sitting down and thinking the two lists will shed light on how you can slowly minimize your bad habits while building your good ones.