Roughly 50% of all who make New Year's resolutions, according to
a report published by the American Psychological Association. While a little more than half of those people do not achieve their goals within six month, those who do not make any resolutions are much more unlikely to reach their goals. Here are some tips for helping you achieve your resolution in 2017:
- Be SMART
- Your goals must be SMART. This acronym stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. Instead of saying, "I want to lose weight," try "I want to lose 10 pounds in the next three months." By making your goal a specific amount lost within a certain time, it will be easy to determine whether you made it or how close you got to your goal. 10 pounds in three months is a realistic goal, which breaks down to a little less than one pound per week. You will be able to know by the second week whether you are on the right track, or if you need to change your tactics.
- Cheat Every Now and Then
- When it comes to weight loss, it can seem like a never-ending struggle to keep the weight down. You may see others enjoying dessert, and you may feel left out. Every week, allow yourself one cheat meal. It allows you to relax for a moment and enjoy a dish you have been craving. This momentary break can help you work harder for the next few days to work off even more weight.
- Tag a Friend
- Reversing the ravages of time is something we all face. Bring a friend along to your next spa treatment. You will be able to gain beauty tips together and share more smiles in the process.
- Go Pro
- There is a lot of misinformation that is often passed from one person to the next. At Younger Reflections, we will provide you with advice that is solely backed by science.
Younger Reflections wishes you and yours a happy and safe Christmas and New Years. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals in 2017.
If you would like more tips on defining and achieving your New Year's resolutions, give Younger Reflections a call at (702) 878-8873.