Losing weight and becoming more fit and healthy are 2 of the Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions every single year, according to a study done by Scranton University. According to the same study, 62% of people make New Year’s resolutions, but only 8% of that number will stick with them for more than a few weeks.
With so many good intentions going unfulfilled, I want to remind you that it’s important for you to commit to the things you want, not just think about them. Science has proven that we are more likely to accomplish things that we write down, so grab a pen and paper when you set out to better yourself this January 1! Also keep in mind that goals are more realistic when they are specific and attainable—instead of writing “Get in shape” as your goal, try “workout 3x a week”. A simple change of phrase can take a nebulous idea and turn it into something you can work your schedule around.
Remember that there will be setbacks and hard times. Don’t give up! Your mind is the most powerful part of your being, and if you can harness it, you can accomplish whatever New Year’s Resolution you set your mind to. Now get to it!