Beat The Bulge Part 2 – New Years Resolutions
In the first part of this blog we spoke about things to try and avoid over Christmas to keep yourself healthy. This week we are looking at how you can utilise a positive mindset to stick with your New Years resolution and get rid of that extra Christmas weight.
Here are some of the steps we can take to achieve our goals:
Baby Steps = Big Rewards
In the first part of the blog, Andrea explained how making changes in your life can lead to big rewards. Baby steps are incredibly important when thinking about your New Years resolutions. Many people set themselves unachievable grand targets with their new years resolutions, never achieve them, and then beat themselves up about it. Give yourself an achievable health or fitness target that can get you healthy little by little.
Stick to your Guns
Once you’ve decided on an achievable new years resolution target, you need to stick with it! You need to decided on a target that will improve your life and make you happier, whether it’s weight loss, exercising more, stopping smoking or eating healthier.
By learning and utilising positive thinking techniques you can train your mind to be more optimistic. Finding opportunity in a challenge rather than becoming paralysed by it is one of the key steps to making real change to your life.
Approaching challenges and tough situations in a more optimistic way allows us to be more productive. We cannot change all of the circumstances in our lives but by changing our attitudes and by approaching challenges in a more positive way we can make small changes with big rewards.
Track your Progress
‘If you can measure it, you can change it.’
By tracking your progress you can see how well you are doing, what you can do better and how far you have come. Measuring your progress will motivate you to do even better. And it will help you reflect on how far you’ve come and what you’ve achieved.
Reward your Journey
Reward yourself in a positive way for the changes you’ve made. At Health Rewards we reward your healthy choices. Celebrate success by using your weekly cinema tickets. Treat yourself to your free weekly Starbucks drink. Use your 50% discount to get better running shoes from Sweatshop. Or why not buy yourself a new bike at Evans Bikes and get up to £500 cashback.
“Rome wasn’t built in a day… but they were laying bricks every day”
It may take time for you to see results. Your not going to achieve everything within a month. So if your feeling a little underwhelmed by the changes you’ve made come February, or feel like you have run out of steam, remember the importance of baby steps and staying positive. Keep trying and keep giving your all and you will eventually see the results.
Thanks again to Clinical Hypnotherapist Andrea Smith for her advice for this blog. You can find out more about Andrea HERE