Is your list of New Year’s resolutions as long as your Christmas list was? In addition to that dreaded post-holiday slump, failing to keep your New Year’s resolutions by mid-February can increase your anxiety. While it is important to remember that this time of the year isn’t necessarily meant to be a catalyst for a 180 degree character change, it is a great time to reflect on your lifestyle and how happy you are with it. Our 28-day Paleo Meal Plan is a great way to start eating healthier in a busy life. Today, we’re going to give you a few tips when making your list of New Year’s resolutions.
- Start small by creating realistic resolutions that you truly believe you can keep. For example, if you want to start working out more frequently, try to schedule 3 or 4 days at the gym instead of a full 7 days. If you want to start eating healthier, consider looking into a meal plan service like ours where you don’t have to do all the work at first. This will ensure that you enjoy things instead of seeing your new diet as a chore or punishment.
- Try just changing one behavior at a time. Replacing unhealthy behaviors and habits with healthy ones will require time and trying to do too many things at once can get overwhelming very quickly. Work toward changing one thing at a time and everything else will fall into place!
- Don’t keep your efforts to yourself - talk about it with friends and family and share your experiences. You may even want to consider joining a support group to reach your goals, like a group of coworkers who are all trying to quit smoking. When you have someone with which to share your struggles and successes, your journey to healthier you becomes easier.