New Year’s Eve has always been a time for looking back to the past, and more importantly, forward to the coming year. It’s a time to reflect on the changes we want (or need) to make and resolve to follow through on them. 40-45% of American adults will make a New Year’s resolution. Among the top are resolutions about losing weight, eating healthier and exercising more. Unfortunately, less than half of the people who make a resolution will be able to succeed at it.
Consider these resolution tips to help you be successful:
- Focus on realistic goals with measurable results: Break your resolution down into small steps. Be specific with what you want to accomplish and how you are going to do it.
- Don’t keep your resolutions to yourself: Sharing your resolution with a friend, family member or co-worker will help to keep you accountable.
- Be patient and don’t give up: Its okay if you don’t see huge changes right away. Real change takes time, commitment and encouragement.
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help: Making changes to our diet and lifestyle is not easy. Seek help from a qualified health professional for reliable and up-to-date information