New Year’s Resolutions
- Lose weight
- Get organized
- Spend less, save more
- Enjoy life to fullest/travel
- Stay fit and get healthy
These sound simple enough, right? Common, and even do-able. Yet even these common most-made resolutions do not last beyond the first week.
71% – 2nd week
64% – 1 month
46% – past 6 months with less than 8% succeedingWhy is that? What is going on? People mean well, want to change, aim for self-improvement, and yet most can’t make it through the first week?
- They are extremely lofty/unrealistic resolutions
- There is a lack of will power/no plan
- There is a time management issue
- It becomes a financial burden
- People try going it alone/without support
Well, I am here to tell you it is none of these reasons, alone.
- don’t set the right goals for themselves,
- don’t follow through in the right order
- they try to go it alone without support.
People don’t keep their resolutions and goals because they don’t have the right:
A healthy individual makes goals in 5 different areas and strives toward daily progress.
In order to reach your goals,:
Studies prove that a well-rounded health individual make goals in each of the following 5 areas associated with life, and strives to improves their relationship in:
- Body (health/fitness/weight) – This falls under personal
- God – improving your relationship with God helps your understand your purpose, and gives you meaning and peace in your life.
- Mind – improving the mind, the ability to reason, critical thinking, wisdom, decision-making
- Others – family, spouse, children, friends, people we meet at work, grocery store, etc.
- Work – increasing productivity, skill, understanding, and contentment and relationships within the work environment
For years, I made the same resolutions each year: lose weight, get healthy, be more organized. And each year, I found myself realizing I can not seem to accomplished what are very noble goals.
As an FDN-P, my studies into health and wellness, and functional medicine, slowly unfolded to me that health is about being well-rounded in all areas of our life. It was when I began to apply these principles, that I actually began to lose weight, get healthy, and become more organized. I had to work on ALL areas that make up me:
- My relationship to God
- My mind – thoughts, what I read, think, assume ; my attitude
- My relationship to others
- My work.
So, my question to you, is:
Are your New Year Goals imbalanced?
HOMEWORK: Make at least one goal to work on a little each day for each of the 5 areas you just listed, and aim to work on this goal for 7 days. I will ask you next week how you did.
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