Christmas is over – which means that it is time to cut back on all those sweets and start thinking about all those New Year’s resolutions that you want to accomplish during 2008.
When it comes to making resolutions for the New Year you have to remember one important thing …never make a resolution that you are unsure whether you can keep or not. You want to pick something that you will be dedicated and motivated to do. Many of us make these unrealistic and often high goals that we are motivated to accomplish in the beginning. However, as time goes on we become discouraged that we have not yet reached our goal.
If your goal is to lose weight than make a resolution that you will lose 10 pounds not 50. Start off small and you will find that your motivation will appear every time you accomplish this small task.
Most of us are making the resolution to lose weight – but why not mix it up a bit this year. Why not make a resolution that you will take a nice long vacation? Or a resolution that says you will eat better. Exercising more, spending more time with your children, dating more, stop smoking – all of these are excellent resolutions to think about.
We should all make the resolution to spend more time with the people that we love. I know that most of us (the older we get) we find that we all have busy lives and it seems that we are always running around. But we should always make time to visit and talk to the people that we hold close. Make it a habit to have a date night once a week with just you and your better half. Or try to call your friends and schedule a time to hang out and have a girls’ night out.
And of course you should make sure that you make time for yourself. All you moms (working and not) especially should take at least one night a week to pamper yourself, even if it is at home. Grab a book, candles, and soak in the tub for an hour or more. Or go out and get your hair and nails done. Make yourself feel special and reward yourself for all of your hard work.