Many look at the new year as a fresh start and seize the opportunity to make some changes in their life. The most common resolutions revolve around health, like eating better and exercising more. But by February, around 80% of people have broken their resolutions. Why are these resolutions so elusive? The answer has less to do with will-power and more to do with the resolution itself.

The problem with resolutions

New year resolutions having an absolute connotation to them. You either eat healthier or you fail. You either make it to the gym every day or you’ve ruined the new year hype. The resolution is doomed to fail because there is hardly any room for error.

When making your resolution, allow for some mistakes. No one is perfect. Don’t give up after missing one trip to the gym. Even if you’ve already broken this year’s resolution, its still the perfect time to try again.

Setting SMART goals

Instead of these absolute resolutions, set SMART goals. It stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely. This system helps you create a better goal that allows for some mistakes and creates a plan to reach your goal.

It’s also important to reach out for help. You don’t have to do it all on your own. Whether its getting help from a professional or working out with a friend, other people will be a benefit in this journey.

With the new year, it’s the perfect time to get others to join you. And you can help them create their own smart goals. From all of us at Null Chriopractic, we hope you have a happy, health 2019!