Now you're probably thinking, "Uh, just one? Why? Isn't this when you should be telling me to go tackle all my goals and start the year off strong?"
Well, yes, that is all true... The beginning of a new year is a great time to harness motivation after we have drank/ate/sat around too much over the holidays, but there is another truth there that no one really wants to think about.
The reality is...
The reality is, most people jump in to the new year with WAY too many changes/additions/removals on their list. We have all done it, myself included! Think about it this way, isn't that how it goes at the gym at the beginning of the year? Those first few weeks, EVERYONE is there, crushing as many goals as they can. But... life catches up with them and all the new habits start getting harder to manage. Where do all those gym goers go after that? They stay home because they quit, frustrated with themselves and farther behind than they were when they started.
Creating a healthy lifestyle takes time
Creating a healthy lifestyle takes time and it is very easy to get burnt out if you take on too many things at once. So, I ask you to NOT be one of those New Year gym goers. I ask you to be the person who chooses your resolutions wisely. That means, you pick ONE thing to start on. Just one and START there. Resolutions don't have to happen only at the beginning of the year, they can start any day you want them to. Pick your ONE resolution for the start of the year. Once that has become a habit, make another resolution. Who cares if it's April, all that matters is you mastered what you wanted to and still have the stamina and willpower to achieve another goal.
My name is Laura and I help overly tired 20something women overhaul their lives, energy and confidence without overwhelm.
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