Start Your New Years Resolution Now!

We all make new years resolutions and most of the time, we fail. If you want to set a resolution for this year, here is an idea. Set it now! It is never too early to start working towards your goals. I’ve always been big on working with my current clients on goal setting pre thanksgiving time! It gives you the sense of “im ahead of the game” You might be thinking that it’s not even December yet but if you wait until the end of December then everyone else will have already made theirs and you’ll feel rushed into making yours. The truth about New Year Resolutions is that they are just another way for us to beat ourselves up when we don’t succeed at them so why not get ahead of the game and start working on them right now?

So I am challenging you to think about or make your resolution now!

A few steps I’ve

The first step in making a new years resolution is to figure out what it will be regarding. Some examples are to lose weight, get better grades, stop smoking, etc There are probably hundreds of other examples but whatever your resolution is, it has to be something measurable. For example, you cannot say that your resolution is to be happy because there’s no way of knowing if you’re actually being happy or not! It can’t just be a goal in your head, it has to have a tangable outcome so you’ll know when you’ve achieved your resolution.

Secondly, you need to make your resolution positive. This means that you should never say that your resolution is to quit a bad habit or stop a behaviour because this implies that you want to do it more! It should always be something like “I choose not to…” instead of “I don’t want/can’t”. For example, saying “I don’t want to drink sugary drinks” or “I want to stop drinking alcohol” is saying that you do want to drink them and you’re going to eliminate them for a short period of time. Saying “I want to consciously drink healthier options” is suggesting that you’ll drink something else instead like water with lemon which will help you make healthier choices leading to the lifestyle you wish to live.

The final step is to set a date for your resolution! If your resolution is something like “I will save money” or “I will get better grades”, then make it around the time when your school/work starts again. This will give you more than enough time to prepare for your resolution in advance. This is something I do with almost everyone of my clients. ” I want to lose weight is the common goal” and my response is “Great! lets set up a realistic date with a realistic measurable outcome so I can build a program the plan to get us there” That is what New Year Resolutions should be, Measurable and Realistic.

I hope this article has helped you in some way to achieve your resolutions and get them started NOW! #GlickFit

If you would like to work with me on setting some goals contact me through our Q/A or email me at kyleglickman@gmail.com