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How to start fresh this New Year (or a couple of months in)




As February rolls around… its time to start looking at your New Year’s resolutions you made back in the beginning of this year. For some of you, you may say oh yeah I’m killing this. But for most of us, we might have started off strong with first couple of weeks but then went back into our old routines.   

It’s never too late to start over! 

First things first, start small.

Don’t just dive in headfirst. You need to make sure you start small. You can start with just trying to get enough sleep at night. If you start with something simple, it will help you stick to your goals and will help you be able to add on other smaller goals you have. 

Make is specific.

You probably started off with a resolution that was broad. For example, “get fit” or “lose weight” are just way too broad to start the year off. If you want to lose weight, come up with a plan on how to do that, and stick to it!! By making your goals specific, you are able to see what you need some extra work on and can get to it sooner rather than later.  

Don’t get hard on yourself if you slip up.

Remember, we are all human and we make mistakes. Go ahead, have that cheeseburger but then make sure you do something to make up for it. If you start getting into your old habits, you might get stuck and could lose your shot of becoming the better you. 

Spread it out. 

If you make a new goal, spread it out. If you have never gone to the gym before, don’t sign up for a high intensity cross fit class. Again, start small! Maybe go to the gym two to three times a week to get your body used to going. By spreading your goals out, it allows you to focus on one thing at a time. 

Make sure to have a good work-life balance.

Time management with work and your home life is a key aspect when trying to better yourself. If you are stressed out at work, you will probably go home and stress yourself out more thinking about it. By having a good work-life balance it will help strengthen your mental health as well. When it is time to leave work, leave it. It is important to be able to come home and relax after a busy day at work. 

JesPrutzman


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