Successful Resolution Strategies
After quitting smoking, losing weight comes in second for the most popular New Years Resolution. With the cold weather, and end of the holiday season, January is a difficult time of year to make a big change in your life. Sadly, the majority of people fail at their goals within the first few months. However, planning for success can help prevent failure.
- Set goals that are realistic, not just dreams
- Set mini-goals to reach rather than one giant goal
- Set dates by which you will reach a mini-goal
- if you are not on track, reset and try again. Don't give up!
- Set goals that are about the process, not the destination.
If you are starting a goal to be more active, here are some considerations for erxercise during the cold winter months:
- Dress in layers, stay hydrated, and keep vulnerable fingers and ears covered if it is really cold
- Be aware of the impact cold, dry air can have on the lungs, as well as our inversions and the air quality
- Pay attention to slippery roads and sidewalks if you are outdoors
- Consider doing indoor activities that you can do with your family, or have a workout partner to hold you accountable