If you’re like most people, by February your New Year’s resolutions have fizzled out. It’s no wonder. The word itself (resolution) is loaded with expectation and pressure.
Try a kinder, gentler approach to growth and change. Follow these five tips to reignite and sustain your efforts, not just for the New Year but all year long.
- Accept where you are
Practice self-acceptance. It allows you to affirm your strengths and weaknesses, and begin from a place of non-judgment.
- Tackle one small goal at a time
It takes a lot of motivation to change even one small habit. Go after one goal at a time. Keep it simple and sustainable. Once you’ve mastered it, move to the next one.
- Develop a plan and track your efforts
Break down the end goal into manageable bites and create a calendar with something to do every day that will get you closer to your desired result. Then track your progress. It feels great to check things off.
- Don’t go it alone
Stay accountable and motivated by surrounding yourself with likeminded, positive people. If you need support, our health professionals can help you stay focused, problem solve, and work on changing old behavior patterns.
- Celebrate your successes
Celebrate large and small victories, and be kind to yourself when you fall short. There’s always the next moment to get back on course.
If you are looking for tools and support to help with achieving your wellness goals, visit the upcoming classes and programs held through our health awareness center by visiting livelifewellnj.com/events or calling 732.308.0570.
Need better coping strategies? Request one-on-one behavioral health counseling by calling 732.308.0570. Most insurances are accepted for this service.