How to Develop Health Oriented New Year's Resolutions and Sticking to Them

It’s officially the new year, which means a fresh start for all of us this 2019. Even though it’s always a great time to start living a healthier lifestyle, it’s common to create New Year’s resolutions! But it’s always difficult to stick to them!

Write them down!

Make a permanent, physical list! It may be helpful to think of your new resolutions in your mind, but it’s always satisfying to see it written down on paper to give yourself a little reminder to keep going! Find your favorite motivational quotes and plaster them wherever you might see them! On your desk, your office, kitchen, wherever you think is best. It’ll serve as a daily reminder to keep trying!

Don’t be discouraged!

It’s easy to feel discouraged when you may have a slip-up or forget to go to the gym one day. Gyms are flooded with new members every new year and it can be overwhelming to be surrounded by everyone and feel anxious. Take the time to find your comfortable schedule for the gym if you want to go there! Or you can even find your own workout routine at home. With any new resolution and healthy habits, you may be trying to implement, it’s important to remember that habits are hard to create and it’s even more difficult to kick a habit. Interestingly enough, “According to research from University College London, it takes about 66 days to completely break an old habit, and it can take much longer to master something new. While you are anchoring this unique pattern of action into your life, you are also uploading a new program in your subconscious. To stay motivated, it is important to celebrate even the smallest positive changes.”

Just remember that trying your best is all that matters!

Encourage loved ones to join in!

Ask your family members or friends to join in on your New Year’s resolutions, or to encourage them to create resolutions of their own! This way you can both keep yourself accountable to reach your goals. And it always feels better to have a motivator in your life, to keep you going and remind you that you are capable!

By The Nido Lifestyle Team

Works Cited

Christopher, Julie. “Why Most New Year's Resolutions Fail and What You

Should Do Instead.” Entrepreneur, Entrepreneur, 15 Jan. 2018,

www.entrepreneur.com/article/306400.

Jennie Luna