Tips for Reaching Your New Year's Resolution
With the end of the year upon us, there’s no better time than now to set a New Year’s resolution. However, there’s more to it than setting a resolution and hoping for the best. You must take steps toward reaching your goal.
Here are three tips that will put you on the fast track to success:
Choose a realistic resolution: This is where it all starts. If you choose an unrealistic resolution — such as losing 50 pounds in the month of January — you’re sure to be disappointed in the end.
Track your progress: With each passing day, you’ll find yourself inching closer to your resolution. Track your progress, no matter how small it may be, to give you the motivation needed to push forward.
Enjoy the process: Yes, the end result is what you’re chasing after, but the process itself can be every bit as enjoyable. When the process becomes tedious and unenjoyable, it’s much easier to give up.
If you get serious about implementing these tips, you’ll soon find yourself working toward the resolution that you’ve made for yourself. And when you reach the finish line, you’ll look back and realize that the journey was well worthwhile.
Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.