New Years Resolutions?

I hope you guys all had a holly jolly Christmas, and with New Year's just around the corner, it seems like almost the perfect time to start setting some New Year's Resolutions. Yes, it is easier said than done and more often than not we all give up within the first day, week or month (usually day, but usually that resolution involves not eating chocolate, and seriously that is 100% an unreachable goal - you simply cannot deny yourself your basic human right to Chocolate). But anyway, I'm writing today to talk to you guys about setting reachable, achievable, New Year's Resolutions; 

1. Set realistic, attainable goals; Okay, so this one seems pretty obvious, but if we all know that this is how we should set out our resolutions then why aren't we doing it? If your goal is something like Join a gym or Take up Yoga or something that sounds pretty cool but you know you just won't manage it then don't make that your goal! It would be impossible for me to set a goal of joining the gym, with my nearest gym hours away! Remember, if you're trying to get fit and you can't afford to go to a gym, or if it's simply an impossible task for you to get to the gym then look for other options! The gym is not the answer to all your fitness problems.

2. Plan out how you will achieve your goal; These things just won't happen overnight, so you need to just take it slowly - baby steps only. Gradually build yourself up to where you want to be. For example if your goal is to eliminate something completely from your diet/lifestyle, then don't just completely get rid of it in one day, reduce the amount until your body learns to deal with changes, simples okay? 

3. Don't be disheartened if it doesn't work out; This is important. Teach yourself to become comfortable with starting again - and never give up. Life will give you lemons whether you like it or not, but it's what you do with these lemons that makes you different, and that makes you strong (wow that didn't sound as cheesy in my head).

4. Reward yourself; This is pretty important in trying to maintain a resolution. Treat yourself on a regular basis - once a month or once a fortnight take time to reward yourself for all that you've done - but if you haven't done anything this is a no go zone. Under no circumstances should you reward yourself for doing nothing full stop.

5. Put your resolutions somewhere where you can see them; Stick them on your fridge, hang them on your bedroom wall - put a copy of them anywhere and everywhere until it becomes practically engraved in the back of your mind. Just do it, okay?

And remember, always get a friend to look over your resolutions, just to help you stay on track and to advise you on whether your goals are realistic, attainable and relevant,

Until next time,

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