Friday, December 30, 2016

New Year Motivation

For many people, the new year brings with it a rush to make resolutions. Choose these strategies to keep your new goals from fizzling before February. Goals should be specific, measurable, have deadlines and be realistic.

Motivation Success: Journey to the Goal
When your goal entails acquiring a new skill set, say tennis or taekwondo, focus on the journey, not the destination. Setting a performance goal is less effective than setting a learning goal tied to gaining new knowledge and skills. Resolve to spend a certain amount of time each week practicing.

Motivation Success: Time it Right
Break long-term goals for the future into smaller, short-term aims. Framing your goal in the present is more likely to spark action. Achieve a set amount each month rather than looking at the end goal next January.

Motivation Success: Pace Yourself
Blowing all your energy at the outset of a new diet or exercise plan doesn't ensure success. Motivation at the critical four-week point is a better predictor of success. Avoid this mistake by choosing realistic weekly goals. Trade "No more suger, ever!" for " I will try one new low-sugar recipe each week this month." When goals are manageable, measurable and enjoyable, you're more likely to see success.

Spark your motivation this month and celebrate success in the new year!

Stay Active, Keep Moving and 
Enjoy Your Food

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