New Year, new you? What are your New Year's Resolutions? Do you believe in them?
Whether it's exercise, weight loss, eating healthy, or just taking a few minutes for yourself each day- New Years Resolutions can provide you with a fresh start. The trick is to stick to your goals. Start small. Instead of making a resolution to run an ultra-marathon (an ultra-marathon is a race of any distance greater than 27 miles), make a goal to start running 3 days a week for any amount of time you can. It's not to say you shouldn't shoot high, but by making attainable small goals, you will increase your self-confidence and self-esteem, which will allow you to reach your bigger goals in time. It's like climbing a ladder, the keys to success are having heart, persistence and an undying dedication to obtain your goals. Don't stop dreaming until you reach all of your dreams.
"My New Year's Resolution in 2013 is to spend more time with my children." Share Donna Hanner of Cincinnati, OH. "I always say I'm going to, I should, I need to...and before I know it they are going to be grown and out of the house with lives of their own. I need to take advantage of our time together while they're right here with me. I don't want to pass that up and have regrets later in life."
Tori Gaffe shared, "My resolution this year is to take a few minutes for myself every day. I know that sounds selfish, but I think it will make me a better person, if I just know I have a few minutes to do something I enjoy each day, something to look forward. Whether it's reading a book, taking a bath, lighting a candle, meditating....it's the little things that make the big differences."
The most popular New Years Resolution? Exercise! Does this sound familiar? If this is your resolution or simply a goal, stick to the plan but be flexible with your short term and long term goals. It's a lifestyle that you're after, not a fad. Exercise isn't something to do for a year and then forget about it, it's a long term commitment to your health and well-being. Make a plan that you enjoy, choose a workout that you look forward to, and if you get bored, change it!
So what's your New Years Resolution for 2013? Share your thoughts here...