explains that people need to follow routine closely by keeping a tab on goals daily. “Check your past habits and you would realize that today what you are is the outcome of what you have been doing daily,” she says. To make a new routine start with simple chunks and follow it up every day. For instance, walk half a kilometre daily, then increase it every week. “Never forget to assess your progress. It will motivate you,” Narang adds. It is a certainty that you will fail in your resolutions initially. Most of us think of success and failure as two separate destinations with two separate roads leading to them. The reality is that there is only road. “To deal with disappointment of the failure of resolutions you need to first accept those failures as something that is inevitable. Stop resisting the failures. You try anything worthwhile, failure is always going to be possibility,” Jadhav says.
Remember that failure is an event, not a person! Disappointment leads to pessimistic and gloomy mind-set and will demoralise you. “The best approach is receptiveness to new ideas. Learn to divide your disappointment with reality and try exploring new ideas to cultivate your positive approach towards healthy living,” says Dattar.
Acknowledge the failure as an event that happened, tell yourself that this is temporary and make a renewed commitment to continue. Pick up yourself and continue till you come across the next roadblock. “Don't say "I want 6 pack abs" if you don't mean it,” says Jadhav. The point is don’t rush head on into a resolution. “The ideas isn’t “I Want it all and I Want it now”. Set a target of increasing small basics and bit by bit increase your endurance and ability for a healthy body,” Dattar says.
So ask yourself "Who do I commit to be in 2019?" And then get into the groove. IT'S JANUARY, the Christmas and New Year festivities seem a distant dream and you are possibly feeling a bit flat, apathetic and finding it hard to knuckle down to work and refocus.
You feel tired and not at all refreshed and revitalised. That tiredness tends to be exacerbated by dark, grey and cold days and as a survey from vitamin brand Healthspan reveals the average worker currently spends the equivalent of more than seven and half years of their life feeling tired. That means out of every 24 hours nearly three of these are spent feeing drained and lacking in energy — that's more than 20 hours a week or six weeks of this new year.
Four in 10 surveyed say they feel like they're living their lives 'running on empty.' Most hit a particular energy low just after lunchtime — when four in 10 of us turn to tea and coffee. Fiftyeight per cent have cancelled nights out with friends due to tiredness.
So what can you do to re-energise and refocus?
Eating a healthy balanced diet will, obviously, help you get the vitamins and minerals you need to give you sufficient energy and help you to avoid any nutritional deficiencies that can be a symptom of tiredness.