Soon enough, people all over the world will be making New Years Resolutions. At the start of the year, people resolve to eat better, read more, curse less, bake more, lose weight and anything else they can think might need improving.
A recent survey of everyday people revealed that out of 10 people interviewed, 7 of them had ‘weight loss’ as one of their resolutions. The weight desired to lose was anywhere from 15 to 150 pounds to lose.
Weight loss, by far the most common New Years resolution has moment in the spotlight every January. Weight loss centers fill to the brim with hopeful expressions, gyms are packed with energetic exercisers. But how much of the hype is reality?
Jill Sanborn made a New Years resolution in 2009 to lost 100 pounds. She really thought she could do it in one year, but alas, life got in the way. ” I should have known better” Sanborn states. ” I know my life is not terribly catering to a weight loss plan, so I needed to realize that before hand” Her failure to lost 100 pounds in 2009 taught her something: The reality of a resolution.
It’s natural and exciting and downright fun to plan a resolution. When hope are high and optimism screams throughout the air, it’s easy to imagine we can do anything. But can we really? Considering your own New Years resolution, ask yourself if it fits in with your lifestyle, your habits, your family. An individual who works two jobs and goes to school and has children likely may not have time to exercise for one hour a day. Is it a reality or is it wishful thinking? Take a look at yourself, your lifestyle and inject a dose of reality into your best laid plans. When you travel, how are you going to adapt your goal. When you become ill? How about when there’s a death in the family? Normal, everyday occurrences can slide our resolutions right out the window before we even know it. Planning ahead is one thing you can do to keep tabs on your goals.
While it’s a great gesture to make a New Years resolution for yourself, add in the reality of your life. Don’t resolve to change your whole life all at once, resolve to make an effort. Failing in a resolution can be a killer of self esteem. While it’s great to aim for the stars, also aim for something that’s easy to stick to and something that’s attainable with some hard work and dedication.