I love these healthy reminders, especially at this time of year when everyone is eager for a fresh start. Each year I find that majority of my students and clients want to eat better, improve their yoga or Pilates practice, or live healthier in some way. So what do they do? They create New Year’s resolutions around these desires. However, often their resolutions are far too broad. “Eat healthier” – how does one measure “healthier”, really?
I encourage you to practice #6 this season and “Set reasonable goals”. Make clearer, more attainable resolutions this New Year’s, and you’ll be able to evaluate if you’re meeting your goals far more accurately. If you want to get more sleep – which is vital for good health – make a resolution to go to bed at the same time every night. This is easily measurable; either you went to bed at 10:30 PM or you didn’t. Then, set a consequence for yourself if you don’t fulfill your promise to yourself. If you don’t go to bed by 10:30 on Monday, you can’t watch your favorite show on TV on Tuesday!
What goals are you setting for 2013? Be sure to comment below and put your intentions in writing.