Happy New Year! Now that 2013 is officially here, you have likely started reviewing your list of goals and resolutions. There is a shiny new year ahead, ripe with opportunity to accomplish your goals and achieve your dreams. However, you will need some important tools to stay on track and find success in 2013. According to Forbes.com, there are five common goals that many people will choose for the new year but will not keep. However, there are ways to keep those goals in mind and even achieve them – if you alter the way that you tackle them.Many people resolve to go on a diet in the new year. Tired of their excess pounds, many people will pick a diet and stick to it, losing weight during the first part of the year. However, a strict diet may soon prove to be overwhelming or simply tiresome for dieters. Rather than give up entirely, Forbes.com recommends making small changes to your regular diet instead. You can put skim milk in your coffee instead of half-and-half, switch out oatmeal for a muffin, and you have already saved yourself a heap of calories. Keep track of your calories during the day in a Diet and Fitness Journal to see how many calories you have saved! The less calories consumed, the more you will see a difference in your waistband.
While cutting calories is an important step to a healthier lifestyle, exercise is just as important. That doesn’t mean that you need to hit the gym everyday, however: as few as 10 to 15 minutes of exercise per day can significantly increase your health over time. Getting more exercise is a top new year’s resolution for many people, but it is one that is hard to keep. You can stick to your goal by thinking of exercise as a must-do activity, just as taking your daily medication is vital to your health. Whether you plan on going to a new yoga class or completing your first 10K, you can meet and exceed your fitness goals by taking them more seriously.
Are you a constant nail biter? If so, you may have often chosen this as your new year’s resolution. However, breaking any physical habit can be a difficult one, especially when it has been with you for years. In order to quit the habit once and for all, you need to recognize the trigger points that lead to the bad activity. For example, if you find yourself only biting your nails during office hours, it may be triggered by work-related stress. Rather than chomp away on your nails, pick up a stress reliever instead and squeeze away. Sure, you may wear out your stress reliever over time, but it is better than walking around with painful and unsightly nails.
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