Yes, You Can Realize Your New Year’s Resolutions
At this time of the year many of us feel compelled to make changes in our lives. Usually those resolutions revolve around the desire to look better physically -- almost always the hope to lose weight or build more muscle or go to the gym more frequently (or start going). Other resolutions may focus on achieving more life successes such as a new job or career move or finding a more productive means to earn money.
On a more emotional level, some will resolve to make changes toward helping themselves feel more spiritually grounded or emotionally centered. But let us be perfectly honest, many of us are also really looking for that special love to complement our lives and put that big smile back on our face.
In order to make those New Year’s resolutions work, we need to be perfectly honest about our tendency to self-sabotage those resolutions by overloading our plate with too many expectations and not seriously considering the steps necessary to more efficiently achieve their goals.
Dike Dummond, in the Huffington Post, strongly recommends creating a good action plan: "Write down the steps to reach your goal. I f you are intimidated by any one step... chuck it down into smaller ’bites’ until you are more comfortable."
An example of such smaller steps toward feeling better both physically and mentally may be to lose five pounds rather than fifteen pounds or taking a yoga class instead of paying for an expensive gym membership. Perhaps planning an evening with friends one day a week either to the movies or dinner may help to get you away from your computer and closer to meeting someone special.
Success from those smaller steps may just lead to taking the next step toward achieving those larger goals of that more sculpted physique, more peace of mind, or a date.