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Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

Posted on Friday, December 16, 2016
Be focused and start small.One of the main reasons people lose motivation is that they take on too much too soon and get overwhelmed. Baby steps will lead you where you want to go. Be patient.
Be focused and start small.
One of the main reasons people lose motivation is that they take on too much too soon and get overwhelmed. Baby steps will lead you where you want to go. Be patient.

Find a buddy.
You can motivate each other and hold each other accountable.

One thing at a time.
Unhealthy behaviors develop over the course of time. So, replacing them with healthy ones will take time, too. Work toward changing one thing at a time.

Talk about it!
Having someone to share your struggles and successes with can make your journey to a healthier lifestyle easier.

Post it!
Tweet/Facebook/Instagram/Snapchat your goal so that you can feel accountable. Not on social media? Get a journal or notepad and write down your goals and progress.

Focus on the positive.
Concentrate on new behaviors you can start, like eating breakfast, rather than ones you have to stop, like eating fewer sweets.

Don’t beat yourself up!
Minor missteps are normal and ok! Don’t give up just because you ate a brownie or skipped the gym because you were busy. Recover from your mistakes and get back on track.

Seek guidance and assistance.
UMC offers many opportunities for help on your journey, including classes and programs that target the most common of New Year’s resolutions.