How to beat those bad habits and keep those New Years resolutions!

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New Years resolutions, believing in yourselfIts that dreaded time of the year where your January fitness enthusiasm is slowly dwindling in a February cloud of smoke. If your resolution was to take better care of yourself and get healthy, you will have a much better year if your resolution sticks. Here are six easy solutions to get you back on track.

Be realistic– The best way to fall short of your goal is to make your goal unattainable. Instead of resolving to never eat your favorite food again, strive to avoid it rather than banish it.

Make a “pros” and “cons” list- It helps to see a list of items on paper to keep your motivation strong.People who put their goals on paper are significantly more likely to achieve them than are those who merely make mental vows.

Reward yourself– Celebrate your success by treating yourself to something you enjoy that dosn’t contradict your resolution.

Dont beat yourself up– Dont obsess over the casual slip, that wont help you achieve your goal. Do the best you can each day, and take it one day at a time.

Stick to it– Experts say it takes about 21 days for a new activity to become a habit and six months for it to become part of your personality.

Don’t give up– If you run out of steam when it comes to keeping your resolution by mid-february , dont get discouraged. Start over again. Recommit yourself for 24 hours, you can do anything for 24 hours, the 24 hour increments will build on each other and before you know it you will be back on track.

– by Elaura Storey, Source Centre Intern

 

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