Now that January has hit, you’ve probably noticed that the gyms are a little fuller, the health isles
at the grocery store are a little busier, and the lines at the fast food restaurants are a little shorter.
By February, things will most likely go back to normal but not for you! Here are 3 tips to help you follow through on your New Year’s Resolutions in 2020.
1. Make Incremental Changes
The biggest mistake people make with New Year’s Resolutions is trying to change too many things all at one time. Rather than promising yourself to go to the gym every day, only eat healthy foods, and meditate every day, try setting smaller, incremental goals that are much more achievable and sustainable. For example, start by trying to get at least one serving of vegetables in each day for the first week and progress from there.
2. Find Someone to Hold You Accountable
When you first set a goal, your motivation will be very high, but inevitably it will lower at some point in time. Finding an accountability partner is a great way to keep you consistent even when you don’t feel motivated to follow through. You can find a friend with similar goals to you to hold each other accountable or you can hire a personal trainer or coach to help keep you on track.
3. Track Your Progress
What you focus on will grow and tracking your progress is a great way to focus on your resolutions for the new year rather than letting them fall to the backburner. An easy way to do this is to simply write down your goals and then check off every day that you make progress on them or complete them. You can go online and print off a simple habit tracker to help you with this step. Make sure to set rewards for yourself for each milestone you reach.
If you would like to get a jump start on your 2020 health goals, call Jennifer at 716-665-5015 to
schedule an initial consultation and be sure to mention this article to receive 70% off.
Jennifer Merchant is a Holistic Health Practitioner and Clinical Nutritionist at Barkstrom Natural Health. Jennifer is trained in Functional Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, and Nutrition Response Testing. She recently moved back to her hometown in Chautauqua County and is excited to help you and your family regain your health.