4 Mindset Shifts To Make Your Resolutions Last
It's the first week back at work after the mad Christmas feast and New Year binge. That New Years pledge is already sinking further and further down your list of things to do, isn't it?
Things get busy, you start to get stressed out, you over commit your schedule and now you’re too tired to get to the gym, you’re buying your lunch out every day; and breakfast – well ain’t nobody got time for that.
If you’re at this stage now, let’s nip it in the bud before Easter rolls in shall we? Here’s how:
- CLEARLY DEFINE YOUR GOALS
Start small and build from there. Right now write out just 3 changes you want to make. Again be really specific. Rather than “eat better” say “I’ll try one new clean eating recipe every week for the rest of the month.” Instead of “I’m going to workout more” say “I will workout Mondays & Wednesdays at 6:30am for the rest of the month.”
- GET AN ACCOUNTABILITY BUDDY
We all need support, we all need our own cheerleader and we all need that friendly competition to keep us on track. Find a friend or work colleague who is on board with a healthy lifestyle change or become part of a challenge. Choose someone that you see often enough that you will keep one another on track!
- MAKE IT FUN!
Let's face it, you're never going to do it if you don't enjoy it. And we mean, really enjoy it! If you're struggling for motivation, try a group fitness class. Group fitness classes can be cardio, strength, dance or mind body focused. Completely guided, they'll make sure that your fitness program stays on track. We highly recommend Hip Hop drop, Burlesque and other dance fitness classes if you like to mix it up.
- KEEP IT SIMPLE
Don’t go and make your change so difficult that you burn out after one week. Keep the routine simple to start off with and build from there. Perhaps home workouts suit your lifestyle better, or perhaps joining in a small group pt session is easier. Whatever your circumstances are, don’t overcomplicate it or over commit from the start.
We’re all human and slip ups will happen from time to time, but don’t let this discourage you from the bigger, long term goal. Set a certain standard you want to live by this year and let that be your guide moving forward.
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