By Peggy Jo Goodfellow and with contributions by Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau: We've heard it said that New Year’s resolutions are hard to keep past the first two weeks of the New Year.
This year don’t hang your head in shame,
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If you set New Year's resolutions, remember to keep them simple.
In the meantime, here is a simple list of rules to help keep your 2015 resolutions:
- Keep any new goals or resolutions simple.
- Keep your resolutions attainable. Don’t set
a goalsin 2015 to run a marathon before summer if you’ve never run a marathon. Maybe first set to run a 10K and then work up to the marathon.
- Mark them down in a notebook you keep with you or put your list of resolutions in the “Notes” section of your
- Review your resolutions weekly to assess where you’re at.
- In fact, set calendar reminders that ping you periodically as to where you wish to be with the new resolution.
- Have fun! What kills motivation is missing target dates or realizing some of your goals are not compatible with your schedule. To turn this around, give yourself an “Off day” of “cheat” day. For example, if your goal is to lose 20 pounds, on your “Off Day” or “cheat” day, treat yourself to your favorite food for one meal.
Sometimes, setting a new resolution with family can help build commitment since the entire family is in on the effort together. You’re able to cheer each other on. In the meantime, enjoy the year as it unfolds.
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