It’s that time to think about your goals for the new year and set your resolutions. The staff at Parkway Plastic Surgery wants to offer these tips to help you achieve success when working to keep your resolutions for a healthier lifestyle:
Make your resolution something reasonable to achieve on a daily or weekly basis.
Rather than make the statement “I am going to lose weight,” resolve to change a habit that will ultimately help you lose weight, such as “I am going to exercise three times per week” or “I am going to drink 6-8 glasses of water each day.” These resolutions are easier to keep track of, accomplish and notice results from, which will heighten the chances you will be able to continue them beyond the first few weeks of the year.
Avoid choosing a resolution you have previously failed to stick to.
Though you may still wish to make those changes in your lifestyle, the knowledge that you have already faced periods in which you were unable to succeed with resolution is likely to weigh heavily on your mind as you begin this new year. Choose a fresh resolution with which you have no previous history.
Do your research prior to making any resolution.
It may be satisfying to make a statement on January 1 that you want to stick with, but give it thought before declaring a poorly thought-out resolution that is unlikely to be successful. Whether it is starting a new skincare routine, a different workout or an altered eating style, don’t let the pressure of declaring a resolution lead you to make hasty decisions that don’t provide positive benefits in the long-run.
New Year’s is a time for fresh starts, but also reflection for all the good health choices you are currently making. Make a list of things you already do to boost your health, happiness and confidence, and let the beginning of 2013 be a period of figuring out how to make an even healthy, happier you.
From the entire staff at Parkway Plastic Surgery “Happy New Year”!!!!!!