THE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION
“This year I’ll lose 10kg by cutting out sugar and going to the gym every day.”
“I feel healthy when I move more, so I’ll make going for a walk a couple of times each week my new priority.” It’s really no surprise that about 80 per cent of our New Year’s resolutions fail by February. After a season of indulgence, it’s quite common to set unrealistic health and weight-loss goals, but are you just setting yourself up for failure?
A more mindful approach is to focus on why you want to reach your goals, not just the end result. Think about why eating better or exercising regularly makes you feel good — not just physically, but mentally too. Write down your intentions, or even better, create a vision board to help you stay on track
And finally, be kind to yourself. Recognise that it’s normal to get distracted and lose focus from time to time, especially at this time of year when your routine is out of synch. But this doesn’t mean that you’ve failed. Stay mindful!