HOW TO SUCCEED IN 2018
Let me guess: You want to lose weight, do more exercise or eat healthily in 2018. Self improvement, or at least the desire for it, is a shared hobby for a lot of us. It’s why so many of us make New Year’s resolutions. But for all the good intentions, only a tiny fraction of us keep our resolutions.
Why do so many people fail at goal-setting, and what are the secrets behind those who succeed The explosion of studies into how the brain works has more experts attempting to explain the science behind why we make resolutions, and more relevantly, how we can keep them.
The top three new year’s resolutions are:
1 Exercise more
2 Lose weight
3 Eat more healthily
Slow and steady wins the race – Step out of the ‘I want it ALL and I want it NOW!’ mentality and step into a slow and steady mindset. Small changes stick better because they aren’t intimidating because if you do it right, you’ll barely even notice them. If you have a lot of bad habits today, the
last thing you need to do is remodel your entire life overnight. If losing weight is your goal, stop with the crash diets and excessive exercise plans. Instead of following a super restrictive plan that bans anything fun, add one positive habit per week. For example, you could start with something easy
like drinking more water during your first week. The following week, you could move on to eating 3 fruits and veggies every day. And the next week, you could aim to eat a fistful of protein at every meal.
Take action – The best self-help book in the world can’t save you if you fail to take action. Seek inspiration and knowledge everywhere, but only as much as you can realistically apply to your life. If you can put just one thing you learn from every book or article you read into practice, you’ll be on the fast track to success.