THE NEW YEAR’S RES­O­LU­TION

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OLD THINK­ING

“This year I’ll lose 10kg by cut­ting out sugar and go­ing to the gym ev­ery day.”

MIND­FUL THINK­ING

“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!

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