- noun /ˌrezəˈlo͞oSHən/
- resolutions, plural
- A firm decision to do or not to do something
Have any New Year’s Resolutions for 2012? I certainly do! With fitness and diet changes always on the top of my New Years Resolutions, I find myself year after year still stuck with the same worries of whether or not I can actually implement these new habits- and make them last.
For 2012, I’d like to make a proposal. Let’s turn our New Year’s Resolutions into a 5-week Behavior Change Project. Not only will it be a “firm decision to do or not to do something” but the steps needed to make that resolution really happen.
This week, take a minute to jot down your New Year’s Resolutions, and I’ll do the same. You may have an idea of the resolution you’d like to make, but writing it down will help you get more specific about the resolution itself and your current behaviors that you’d like to change. Then, prioritize your resolutions. For the project, it’d be great if you could just pick ONE Resolution.
Take a week to really think about this ONE Resolution. Make an extra effort this week to notice behaviors that may hinder your ability to be successful with your resolution. Toast to it on New Year’s Eve and we’ll get to work on behavior change next Friday!
If your resolution isn’t fitness related- no problem, this project will work for you too!
Here are my resolutions (work-in-progress) :
- Get Fit- Lose Weight, Eat Better
- Choose Holistic Medicine vs. Medications/Treatments
- Quit Coke= NO SODA
- Stop Eating Fast Food- maybe no french fries?
- Drink 32 oz of water every day
What are yours?