Our top tips …
Be realistic – what works for someone else might not necessarily be the best approach for your personal situation
One step at a time. Focus on one goal at a time. Overwhelming yourself with a heap of goals at once waters down your focus and effort
Publicize your goals to friends and family – for accountability
Aim for progress, not perfection. Embrace that the line from where you are now to where you want to be is unlikely to be linear. It will be a bit squiggly, and that’s OK. As long as you are closer to the goal than you were yesterday, last week, last month – you’re getting there. Feeling guilty is one of the main reasons people give up on their goals – especially women.
Often, we leave setting goals about making life-changes to the New Year, mostly due to it being a time of renewal, and the motivating feeling that we have a whole year to achieve those goals.
Weight loss is one of the most common New Years Resolutions, with one search engine reporting a 12,300% increase in searches for ‘weight loss’ and ‘weight loss plans’ in the first week of January each year.