I began this 2014 wishing you a Happy New “YOU” Year, and have been giving you ways to make that happen! Stacey Colino, Freelance Writer and Editor for Fox News and a Spinning Instructor, shared these 3 ways recently in Parade Magazine! She gives us some great “food” for thought! Have a great “Super Bowl” Week-end!
Want to set yourself up for resolution success? Three simple rules to follow:
1. Find your motivation.
“When a goal is intrinsic—something you want for personally meaningful reasons—you are more energized to pursue it,” says psychologist Pauline Wallin, Ph.D., author of Taming Your Inner Brat. So if you want to become more punctual, do it because you want to be more respectful of other people, not because you want their approval.
Convenience is key to making a new routine last. Want to get in the habit of exercising first thing in the morning, for instance? Lay out your workout clothes and shoes before turning in
for the night.
3. Watch your words.
“The language you use in building habits is very important, because it reflects your intention and mind-set,” Wallin says. So tell yourself “I will cross off the toughest things on my to-do list” rather than “I should” or “I’ll try.”
Thanks Stacey for sharing some great ways for us to have a Happy New “YOU” Year! I’m in, how about you?