Forget making resolutions ⁠- here’s how to reset the new year

Or say you take up lifting weights and go from a size 12 to a size 8, but the scale stays exactly the same - have you failed?

Others revealed that they'd like to quit smoking and do better in 2020 then in 2019 with whatever their goals entail.

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Many of you may not know the wonderful facts behind the New Year Resolutions. If you're entering a whole new world that your friends and family are unfamiliar with, find an expert or at least someone proficient in that area and ask their opinion.

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New Year 2020 is upon us and among the many things we fret about, are New Year resolutions.

The most important part of achieving any goal or objective is proper planning.

During this day and age, however, new year's resolutions are generally made for oneself and one's self-improvement, and individuals have the added advantage of determining if and when they complete the resolutions they made for the upcoming year.

"Do something that's going to add value to your life, rather than one that's giving something up or hard to do", the Dairy Flat resident said.

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The year 2020 is nearly here and it's time to make some resolution. There are also a large number of people who do not make any such resolutions. So how do you go about saving more?

That new dress, or a new phone, or long boots, or a vehicle, play station, home appliance, whatever it is that you have set your heart at; you must buy this year as it would give you a sense of achievement.

Set an achievable resolution. The most common advice includes focusing on simple measurable goals, being realistic about what's possible, emphasizing process over results and avoiding abstract resolutions like "eat better". You can wake up in March having not taken a single step towards accomplishing your resolution but still feel like you've got plenty of time to get it done. You may have a new dietary restriction, such as a food allergy or intolerance.

Recognize that you have weaknesses and that you're going to struggle, and you'll be more emotionally prepared to meet your goal.

Break down your resolution.

"There are some studies that suggest that it will take anywhere from 63-66 days to form a new habit, which is a little bit longer than people would like or think", said Dr. Bea. Being aware of what and when we ate is a good start to making changes in your diet.

Finally, seek support. Don't face the stress of reaching your goals alone. If you'd like to quit smoking, seek help from a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist who can help you decide the right course of action. If you want to be able to run a 5K, you'll need to find the right time to train for it. Usually by February your resolution is abandoned and all but forgotten ... but even if you stick with your salad-and-running routine, how can you assess whether you're meeting those resolutions when there's no way to quantify it?

Pick up garbage around the pool deck, straighten up the equipment bins, make an effort to be tidy in the locker room.

"I know roughly that I need to achieve a certain goal and what I need to do", she said. Don't let setbacks prevent you from continuing to work toward achieving your resolution - keep trying.

  • Sonia Alvarado