Things will be different this year, a new year and a new me!
We often have visions of a better lifestyle and life at the turning of the calendar.
We make New Year’s a day to reflect, but we do not make our goals realistic or put enough thought into what we want to work on.
New Year’s Resolutions
Almost 50% of new gym members cancel their membership by the end of January. 70% of new Yoga participants cancel by the end of February. The problem is lack of motivation and commitment. It is also doing what you think you should do rather than what you want to do.
Wait for Lent to make a change. Why? Because you can do anything for six weeks. Science shows you need between 18 to 254 days to form a new habit with an average of 66 days for a new habit to become automatic.
Other ways you can ensure success include:
- Doing an activity in community
- Sharing your goals with family and friends
- Enlist others into your goal if possible
- Plan to do (or not do) your activity at the same time of day – for example, get on the treadmill just after waking up or before dinner, etc.
Blessings for 2022 and you!