Got some New Year Resolution buzz…

” Resolutions bad for your health. Deciding to turn over a new leaf in the new year could do more harm than good, a mental health charity has warned. ” This was the headline for an article on the BBC CLICK HERE
The chief executive of this mental health charity says that ” we chastise ourselves for our perceived shortcomings and set unrealistic goals to change our behavior, so it’s not surprising that when we fail to keep resolutions, we end up feeling worse than when we started. ”


What I hear is that not trying to improve and and constantly grow is actually better for you because staying in a safety zone is just fine. Failure is a possibility but, to get up again and try is a necessity. Notice that this is a mental health charity that is saying to not strive for goals. Over the course of striving for your goals there will be up days and down days. It is the ability to be mentally positive and optimistic. Seeing yourself as an individual that can achieve whatever you set your mind to.

1.Set small goals and act. For example don’t say “I will be healthier in 09′” Define where you are and where you need to be healthy (Diet?, Strength?, Cardiovascular? Lifestyle? Mental health? etc.) Everything is intertwined and will effect the next. Building success is innate (we crawl…walk….jog… skip …run… sprint) over the course of time. Develop your ” I can. “

2. Set a 1 month schedule of actions that will bring you towards your goal with small increases over each week.

3. Align your environment with success. The very people around you everyday should support your goal. You should support your goal. Your diet should support your goal. Your sleep should support your goal. Etc.

4. This is lifestyle change. The person you are and everything that you believe in relation to your health must change to align yourself with the reality that you pursue.

5. Build a support team. Create your new reality!