True to that – health is wealth! Trying to get back on the right track in January isn’t that easy. You spend December enjoying all the treats whilst telling yourselves you would get healthy again in January.
We are in the week 3 of Jan and twenty-five percent of us have already abandoned our New Year’s resolutions.
You start January with great intentions.
You resolve to lose weight, eat healthy, exercise more, gain control over our finances or to generally have a more positive outlook in your life.
Some of you have no problem keeping your resolutions and stick to the right track, but not everyone can do it.
According to researcher John Norcross, a study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, about 50 percent of people will make a resolution every New Year.
But for many of us, shortly after the New Year, a week or two or even a month in, we begin to slide back into our old ways and lost to focus on the right track, eventually completely forgetting about our resolutions 🙁
Why do so many people lost right track and have problems succeeding in following through their resolutions?
Researchers have studied this behavior to try to find the reason.
Is it simply because people are weak-willed? Or just due to lazy?
Resolutions are a way of motivating yourself to change a habit. But if you aren’t ready to actually change it, especially a bad habit, the failure rate will be high and you won’t be able to follow the right track to achieve your goals.
Another reason could be that you set unrealistic expectations and goals when you make your resolution.
Psychology professor Peter Herman calls it “the ‘false hope syndrome’, which means their resolution is significantly unrealistic and out of alignment with their internal view of themselves.’
In other words, if you don’t really believe you can achieve your goal, then the positive affirmations won’t work.
Another aspect of failed resolutions comes from how do you think it will change your life.
You might think that losing weight or reducing your debts will change your life and when it doesn’t you become discouraged and go back to your old behaviors or habits.
A resolution is basically a goal to change something. And to change you have to work at it and change your way of thinking about it.
I’ve put together a few tips, gleaned from experience, to help you make 2016 your most productive yet.
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In this guide, you will find out why you fail at your resolutions, and ways to get back on the right track.
You’ll also discover ways to incorporate healthy eating and exercise into your daily lifestyle.
Embrace January as the month to get back on the right track – to get started on healthy eating, working out and becoming a better you.