Another year has come and gone, and you’re left reflecting on what you’ve accomplished and what you want to do differently. New Years is a time when people start making resolutions and thinking about how they want to change. But what are you waiting for? It’s time to dust off your treadmill, book that trip to see Uncle Joe, and start saving more for retirement – now. If you’re determined and motivated to make a change, why put it off until New Year’s Day? That simply gives you more time to procrastinate and find excuses not to follow through. You’ve decided that you want to eat healthier? Clear the cookies off of the counter and dig out that cookbook. Don’t give yourself the chance to binge on excess calories that you’ll be paying for later. Start making small changes now, such as watching your serving sizes, picking healthier snacks, and drinking more water. Change can happen anytime if you put your mind to it. Buck the trend and start your resolutions today, keeping these helpful hints in mind:
- Keep them realistic. Don’t get overly ambitious thinking you’ll lose 50 pounds right off the bat. Maybe start with 10 pounds, and once you’ve kept off that weight, adjust your goal to lose a little more, working your way up.
- Make changes part of your routine. If you want to read more books this year, add time for reading into your daily schedule so it’s not just an afterthought.
- Be patient. Change takes time. You won’t become a master artist or be able to run a marathon overnight. Let achieving smaller goals keep you motivated and help you track your progress toward these bigger things.
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