The new year has arrived, and with it, the traditional barrage of fitness, health and ‘new you’ media hype!
It’s dished out in the same formulaic fashion – preaching new miraculous quick fix shape up videos, new and improved pills, potions and creams, and extra special workout programs that are ‘guaranteed’ results!
Thankfully people are getting wise to these methods, but many still fall for it, on the quest for a quick fix on their New Years resolutions!
I must admit whilst I’m not keen on New Years resolutions per se, i do think it’s a good time to think of the year ahead & what you might want to achieve. Obviously though, this can be done at any time of the year!
What I will say though is, try to plan more long term than quick fix. It’s important to stay motivated for your chosen period, but also be realistic as to what you think is actually achievable. Long term goals can easily be broken down into bite size, achievable chunks.
Unfortunately social media and media in general can give unrealistic expectations. It’s clear that pictures are ‘adjusted’ and achievements are exaggerated.
My grandad used to say ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’, and that’s the way to think about it!
Things take time! Despite the fact we are encouraged to think quick, fast, and instant!
I would encourage you to be gentle on yourself and think longer term but with sub goals within.
I personally have achieved a lot in a short space of time previously BUT then old habits have crept back and that short term gain diminishes. You then create a ‘see/saw’ affect- not ideal!
Take time to think through what you want to achieve and don’t feel rushed into your long term objectives.
Wishing you all a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.