Don't give up on your New Year's Resolutions, instead recommit! Psychotherapist and Life Coach Didi Zahariades joined us to share some ways to make your plans more successful:
- Review your New Year’s Resolutions or what it is you’d like to achieve this year. Ask yourself the tough questions: Do you know why you set this goal? What is it? Consider what you want and need out of the New Year; if you don’t believe in your own success, it will be more difficult to keep it up. Know what you will get out of achieving it.
- Say ONLY positive comments about yourself for the next 30 days. If you are working on a resolution, weight loss - time-management - a new job –exercise, most likely it is because you are not good at it currently. If so, how often do you comment on the negative and reinforce it? “I’m always late.” When you believe it on the inside, you achieve it on the outside. Our self-talk reinforces our daily living.
- Structure! Structure! Structure! Structure your week to support healthy living: Sleep, Eat and Exercise. Post holiday month the average American has put on weight, not had enough sleep, and has create some very unhealthy eating habits. It is month 1 of 2010; create your healthy living setting. Make a bedtime ritual; clean out your fridge AND cupboards of the unhealthy treats; fill your fridge with healthy meal-planning; get exercise; and remove your excuses!
- Keep up personal interactions. Realize that this is a time of the year when the weather keeps us indoors, sometimes away from others; do not get attached to email and text. Your calendar must continue to have in-person events otherwise you may feel alone after the busy holidays.
- Take action steps to have a good January. Be a forward thinker and recognize this will take action. You can just think and talk about it. You need a plan of action and a support system.
For more information, visit Didi's website.