We know all about the typical New Year’s resolutions, but this year we wanted to share something new and something real. Because we’re all a little tired of the basic resolutions and we wanted something MORE. We hope you love these tips as much as we do!
- Ease into New Resolutions
Who ever said resolutions had to be all or nothing? It’s okay if you have an off day and the next you’re right back on track. Going all or nothing can actually be counter intuitive because it causes withdrawal-like feelings. Take it easy, take it slow and ease into resolutions. You are more likely to keep them when you make small changes over time.
- Do More _____ or Do Less _____
If you’re the type of person who can set a specific goal and stick with it, more power to you. But we have a feeling most of you are like us, and we like a little grace with so much change. Working out 5 times per week isn’t always attainable if you have kids, a job with wacky hours or you just didn’t feel motivated this week. That’s why we love the “Do more of this” resolution! It isn’t strict, but it does encourage meeting a goal. This can also apply to “Do less,” in case you’re trying to kick a bad habit to the curb
One of the best “Do More” resolutions is do more of what makes you happy. YES! Think of what makes you happy and do more of it! Life isn’t all about reaching hard goals and sticking to commitments. Sometimes it’s just letting happiness be your goal. More power to you
- Self-Care Should Always Be on Your List
If you’ve set aside self-care this past year, then make sure this is number one on your list. It’s non-negotiable. The thing about self-care is that it doesn’t have to be grandiose to be great. In fact, it can be simple things like reading a book, taking a bath, getting a massage, buying a new lipstick; you get the idea. Self-care is about putting yourself first and giving yourself love. If you can do that this year, then you will be in a much better place than last year.
New Year’s resolutions can be whatever you make them. Don’t feel compelled to change your life and your routine just because that’s what everyone else does. Make real changes that will improve your life and bring you happiness; ease into them so that they are obtainable.