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Easy Ways to Stick with Your Healthy Resolutions

01-22-2020

You want to make some positive health changes in 2020, but maybe you’re already feeling like those resolutions are either not working or not being prioritized. Mid-January is a great time to reevaluate and recommit. Read below for easy ways to help you make those healthy resolutions turn into positive lifestyle changes.

-Make Priorities

Multiple resolutions can be overwhelming. Try narrowing it down and prioritizing. If you want to eat better and exercise more, pick the most important to start and set a longer-term goal of incorporating the other.

-Be Kind to Yourself

Miss a day? Miss two days? It’s okay. Remember changing habits takes time and the most important thing is to not give up. Try again tomorrow.

-Baby Steps

Making smaller, sustainable changes will always be more successful. Instead of going from no exercise to everyday exercise, challenge yourself to take a smaller step and exercise twice a week. Mid-year, you can always reevaluate.

-Involve Friends and Family

Support networks are important and making resolutions with friends can keep you accountable to another person.

-Focus on What You Enjoy

Resolutions should not be torture. If you hate yoga, don’t think a resolution will change that. Instead, resolve to do something healthy you love, just do it more.

-Track Progress

There is nothing more inspiring than seeing results. So when you notice one, write it down! By mid-year, you’ll have a list of accomplishments that will keep you motivated.

Have specific questions on how to improve your health this year? Find a doctor you can trust who will join you on your personal health journey. Visit our website for more information: https://www.caromonthealth.org/Services/Primary-Care.aspx

Categories: Health