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Get a head start on your New Year's resolution

Posted by Mark Mitchell

Dec 23, 2014 2:45:00 PM

red ornaments resized 600It’s that time of year again. Sharing the holidays with friends and family, eating and drinking with company, and getting ready for the new year.

During the holidays, it’s not uncommon for many people to overindulge and get too little sleep. Getting motivated for your New Year’s resolution can be more difficult after several days of this!

But why wait until January to make your resolutions and take on a new behavior change?  Starting now could help increase your chances of successfully sticking with it!

Below are three reasons you should start working towards your New Year’s resolution today.

1)      Starting early will help take the pressure off the big day! Smaller steps towards your resolutions make them more manageable.

2)      Getting into a fitness facility now will help you familiarize yourself with the equipment prior to the annual January rush.

3)      Working out during the holidays will help negate some of the extra calories you may consume at holiday gatherings and lead to weight management.

People are creatures of routine; if you want to break old routines, it helps to substitute them with a new one. Forcing newer, healthier habits into your life isn’t impossible, but it is difficult. Don’t wait until you have a pounding headache to try and focus on your new life; start focusing on your resolution right now.

Have some tips for getting started on your resolutions now? Leave them in the comments below!

 

 

Topics: Individuals & Families