The No Resolution, Resolution

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Let the New Year and new attitudes about health begin!

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At least that’s what the majority of Americans would say. Statistically, losing weight and improving overall physical and mental health are the most popular resolutions in the U.S. But alas, most of these resolutions don’t last beyond the first bite of Super Bowl party dip. Pass the guac!

I think John Oliver capture the truth about new year’s resolutions when he said they are, “the exact middle ground between lying to yourself and lying to other people.”

Now, the word ‘lying’ may seem a little harsh, but isn’t it the truth? How else would memes like this be so popular?

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How about instead of resolutions, we set goals? And use these three points as the boundaries:

1)  Set goals you can realistically achieve
2)  Find someone to hold you accountable to keeping your goals
3)  Give yourself praise when you reach goals

For me, I’m going to set a goal to post a blog at least twice a month, and then work my way towards once a week. And I have you, the readers, to hold me accountable!

Oh, and let’s not forgot a quote near and dear to my heart. This from Ray Williams’ Psychology Today blog who wrote, “…don’t take yourself so seriously. Have fun and laugh at yourself when you slip, but don’t let the slip hold you back from working at your goal.”

Now that’s a goal I don’t need accountability to keep!

Here’s to a great 2016! Happy New Year!!

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