‘Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions. Many people make commitments to change their health.
We all want to get our health back on track; but where and how to start?
Don’t set yourself up for failure.
In our fast paced society we often go for unrealistic perfection instead of going for progress.
We may make resolutions like: “Every day this year I will eat eight servings of vegetables, work out in the gym, and only eat healthy foods. I will look just like Beyoncé.”
However, after one or two weeks of these lofty goals, we fail; reality sets in and we are back to old familiar habits. What to do?
The answer is simple.
- Set smaller realistic goals by creating new easy-to-do healthy habits or baby steps.
- Set shorter time frames for success (one to three months). You can always redo.
For example: In the Beyoncé goal above, instead of 8 servings of vegetables, try adding a green smoothie to the diet. This is doable to begin with and effective.
Here is a small list of 20 ideas that can be included in New Year’s resolutions. These are part of my bigger list of 50 to 100. Check it out for more ideas.
20 Top Successful Health Ideas
1. Find time to relax. When we are stressed it is challenging to health mentally and physically. Going for a long walk or enjoying a movie night with a friend or partner takes the pressure off.
2. Decide if you are overweight and if so, then decide to start on a long term healthy weight loss program. Any healthy one will do. Try this easy one: 2 -5-30 Healthy Diet. Being overweight can cost you your health.