It’s almost the new year. It’s time to put cap on 2016 and look ahead to what you’d like to accomplish in 2017. But New Year’s resolutions can seem daunting. They’re often huge goals that might not be clearly defined. Tackling a large goal all at once is overwhelming, which is probably why resolutions have such a bad reputation. If you really want to change something in your life, like your health, you should start with one simple thing and focus on that. Small victories will build momentum toward your larger, long-term goal.
You mean goals like exercising more, or eating healthy foods more often?
Those are good ideas, but for change to happen, you should be more specific. For instance, set a goal to walk for 10 minutes a day. If you do that every day for a week, you will have walked for an hour and 10 minutes. Slowly increase your daily time until you’re walking for 30 minutes a day, and you’ll easily surpass the recommended 2.5 hours of physical activity a week. Continue reading “Make your 2017 goals simple, realistic”