If you want to start a healthier and happier life, you have come to the right place. Because change the life is not only regarding with resolution, many people make some very common mistakes when setting them-I am very excited to tell you what these errors are and how to avoid them. Let’s get started!
Do not always look at a big picture
The overall picture is great. It’s important to have a holistic view of where you want to go-but you can’t go from A to Z without several steps. In order to make sure you are on the right track to reach your overall goal, you must have a good plan. It's good to say that you want to eat healthier-but what does it specifically mean, what can you do daily or weekly to really track whether you are doing this?
Do not go in with an all or nothing mentality
It's not that your intentions are not worthy of admiration, but when your goal is perfection rather than progress, there is only one way to succeed-there are dozens of ways to fail. When the health changes you make become a new habit, allow some flexibility to prepare for success.
Not only big changes can bring the results you want
Admittedly, the huge changes are both sexy and exciting-but how likely are you to persist in making your world upside down this week or after this month? Don't ignore the impact of small changes on your health. From eating steak a few nights a week to becoming a vegetarian is...well, quite a challenge. But do you want to celebrate Meatless Monday on a regular basis? You have done it-this step will make the next steps easier.
Plan with a good thinking of yourself and your life
Many people set goals that are more about friends or people they admire than themselves. Do you want to guess how long it will take them to reach the goal? Instead of pursuing legs like Serena Williams or running like Shalane Flanagan, think about what your strongest legs look like, or consider your real life body, experience and training time, what is your main running goal available. Confidence is as strong as a rock—believe in yourself, of course! However, when you only have 30 minutes a week (5 times a week) to work towards that goal, trying to look or behave like an elite professional athlete may not be entirely cost-effective.
You need support from people caring about you
When it comes to making changes—and sticking to them—support and accountability are very important. This means more than telling a few friends what you want to achieve, even though this is a good beginning. What's really different is getting the support of people who care about you but also hold you accountable. Talk to a friend or join a group that has the same mentality as you—start where you love yourself, start working from there, and take a small step toward a big change. You can make it!
Hope all the above suggestions are helpful for you!
At 29 years old, my favorite compliment is being
told that I look like my mom. Seeing myself in her image, like this
daughter up top, makes me so proud of how far I’ve come, and so thankful
for where I come from.