By: Tarun Anand | CEO
Hello Uncle T Family,
Welcome to 2019, a year that promises a new start and a new you. There are two camps during the beginning of the year- those who make resolutions and those who begrudge cheerful and optimistic resolutioners. The negativity seems to be centered on the notion that people make resolutions and fail to keep them, so why bother? Resolutions are difficult, and in the absence of a concrete plan, failure can be inevitable, but that doesn’t make setting new goals a bad thing. With a few minor adjustments, you can ensure your goals come to fruition. Everyone has made a resolution at least once in life, and everyone has broken one. Here’s my advice, as someone who has experienced both failures and success with New Year goals.
Make resolutions that you can realistically keep and be specific. If your goal is a healthier you, choose something concrete you can change or add to your life that will help you achieve that. If you want to incorporate more physical activity, don’t resolve to “go the gym more”, specify a realistic and measureable number of days or time you will spend. This will help you stay accountable to yourself.
The Rule of One
Unhealthy behaviors and lifestyle habits don’t shift overnight. They take a concerted effort, so if you try to overhaul everything at once, it is a surefire way to end up overwhelmed and throw in the towel. Focus on one positive change and once you master it, you can add another goal to your list.
Share your experiences with family and friends. Join a support group to reach your goals. Don’t be afraid to share your story with others. This helps you stay accountable but can also end up inspiring others to join you.
Keep Your Head in The Game
Remind yourself of your goals by putting them in plain sight. Create a vision board, use Post it's, keep a log or journal - whatever method helps remind you of your goals and why you started. This will help you stay focused and keep your eye on the prize.