Hello January, Hello 2016
it's that time again
The beginning of the year and resolutions are being written and declared. If you are new to this kind of talk a resolution is essentially a declaration to do something or not do something. So when one is making a new year resolution they are say that in this “new year” I will do this or I won’t do that. Resolutions don’t usually happen overnight and if it does it doesn’t last very long.
As human beings we are habitual creatures and anyone who’s tried to quit something they’ve done for a long time knows old habits die hard. I wanted to share with you some things that you can do to help keep your resolutions and create new positive habits.
do more than just say it, plan it
We can make all the declarations, goals, and lists we want, but what it comes down to is taking real action. One of the best ways to take action is to have a plan. Try to figure out what works and what doesn’t work. For example, one of my resolutions for 2016 are to stop drinking sugar filled sodas for a year. If you know me, you know that this is practically blasphemous in my world especially because of how social I am. Not matter where you go sodas are right there and in your face with a variety of delectable flavors to choose from. So to set myself up for success I had to imagine what to do if I am offered a free soda at an event or such. I also had to think about how I could counteract the “need” to have a soda. I came up with a few of ideas.
Always carry a refillable bottle filled with water. This way there is no way I can use the excuse of thirst to break my resolution.
Take up drinking carbonated water with a dash of lime. This way I can get the bubbly without all of that extra sugar.
As not to buckle under the pressure in social settings or be tempted simply practice saying, “no” if offered a soda.