TACKLING NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS
ful but we lack ability,” says Vaibhav Dattar, author and midlife coach. Instead simplifying or making smaller fitness goals will help in mastering the vague goals which simply looks impossible to attain in the beginning. There are multiple reasons why resolutions fail. Often what drives people to make New Year Resolutions is guilt. “Most people aren't happy about what they haven't been able to accomplish in the past year and feel guilty about it. Making a New Year Resolution is a sub-conscious way to negate that guilt and to make sure that it doesn't persist in the New Year too,” says Milind Jadhav, Mumbaibased life coach. Once the guilt is negated the purpose of the resolution is accomplished.
There's a difference between wanting something and being committed to something. When you merely 'want' a slimmer, fitter body it's nothing more than wishful thinking. Desires alone mean nothing unless those desires are backed up by a willingness to pay a price for fulfilling those desires. “Being committed means acknowledging that success is going to cost you effort, time and sometimes money. Often when we make resolutions, they are just wants, not commitments,” says Jadhav.
Sonia Narang, Delhibased nutritionist, feels people fail in fitness goals as targets are not well spelt out. “The idea is to have clearly defined goals, one that you will not give up till the time you accomplish them,” she says. Often people fail in being successful in their resolutions because they have too many of them. “Be patient. Having lived lives in a certain way, don’t expect changes overnight,” says Jadhav
Have clearly defined goals, that you won’t give up till the time you accomplish them in a realistic manner.
Dattar believes commitment fails in health because we only set a resolution but do not highlight the standards of it or we are not flexible to its standards. To fulfill resolutions, a more effective strategy is to make minor changes, chase fewer goals. “Don’t Sprint! Take a day or two to analyse your difficulties, start setting standards to your fundamentals in front of the odds and focus on simplifying small things,” he says. This is the most effective manner to balance your life for a healthy living.
It's more important to commit to who you're going to be in 2019 than merely on what you're going to do in 2019. “How successful we are in reaching our goals is inversely proportional to the number of goals we have. Lesser goals mean more focus and a higher probability of accomplishing them,” says Jadhav.
It’s important to set a routine to achieve goals. Narang