Set your New Year Health Resolutions then plan for a healthy lifestyle

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Do you have plans to get healthy in 2018? Committing to a healthy lifestyle, getting fit, eating healthily, or losing weight, if so New Year Health Resolutions are a powerful first step in the right direction.

Every year, losing weight, eating healthy, and getting fit compete for the top spot on most people’s New Year Health Resolutions list.

Alas only a small percentage of these people actually make good on their New Year Health Resolutions.

Every year millions of people make New Year’s resolutions yet almost 80% fail to achieve them.

I’m sure you already know this. I would guess that at some stage in the past as a New Year began you yourself have set New Year Health Resolutions.

Alas for most of you, your New Year Resolutions amount to nothing, not even worth the piece of paper they’re written on, or maybe that’s the problem, you didn’t write them down.

Let me share a really important fact with you. Those who write down their goals achieve significantly more than those who do not. By writing your goals down you increase your chances dramatically.

“By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands—your own.” Mark Victor Hansen

So, I invite you to try an experiment.

After taking some time to assess your health you need to think about your priorities, and determine what you actually want to achieve.

Get fixed into your mind the New Year Health Resolutions which will make the most significant difference to you if achieved in the next year.

Then each morning for the next twelve days, start your day by writing down your goals and dreams for your health.

Don’t write down what you think you can achieve, or what seems possible under your current circumstances.

Instead, write down what you’d truly love, no matter how big or bold it may seem to you right now.

Everything changes when you remind yourself everyday what your goals are. Keeping them at the forefront of your mind powers them up.

“Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed.” Paulo Coelho

Many of you on January 1st will set goals to:

• Lose weight
• Tone up
• Improve fitness levels
• Get physically active
• Cut back on alcohol
• Quit Smoking
• Implement a healthy diet
• Run a marathon
• Take Back your Health

Then the question becomes, how do you make changes?

What is it you have to do to actually achieve your health goals?

You have to make a plan.

So, your next step has to be to create a plan for how you’ll succeed at achieving your New Year Health Resolutions.

Weight and health will be on the top of many peoples to do list, but most will likely fail unless they make a plan. That is the simple truth.

So, if your New Year Health Resolutions are going to be successful, make a plan that will guide you on this journey of change. You can even think of it as an adventure. When making your plan, be specific. Want to exercise more? Detail the time of day when you can take walks and how long you’ll walk. Brainstorm and get as much down as you can.

Also remind yourself why these New Year Health Resolutions are important to you, find the compelling reasons that will keep you focused on ‘the prize.’

Start small. After you’ve identified realistic short-term and long-term goals, break down your goals into small, manageable steps that are specifically defined and can be measured. Focus on New Year Health Resolutions that within a year, 52 weeks, 365 days you can achieve with a lot of effort, focus and determination. If your overall goal is more long term, 3 to 5 years, what you achieve in this next year is essential, and is a big step on the road to this ultimate destination.

One major reason people don’t like to plan is because it’s hard work. But nothing surely can be harder than failing to achieve these New Year Health Resolutions that will improve your life dramatically. It is essential you spend time working out what you’re going to do in the next 365 days and plan to ensure you succeed.

By carving out adequate time to plan now, before the New Year begins, you are exponentially increasing the likelihood of succeeding with your New Year Health Resolutions. So put that mince pie down, turn that Christmas Movie off, and give yourself a couple of hours to write up your plan.

In working with many people who have successfully navigated the rough waters associated with achieving their New Year Health Resolutions , I have found my Single Page Plan system absolutely invaluable for them.

My Christmas gift to you is to provide you with both the template and a 30 minute training video to enable you to quickly create your New Year Health Resolutions for 2018 and create a plan to then follow to achieve them over the next 365 days without going off course or getting confused” It is totally FREE and I assure you that you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Get it here!

‘Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them.’ Jack Canfield

photo credit: marcoverch Zu erreichende Ziele im Jahr 2018 im Notizbuch aufgeschrieben via photopin (license)

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About the author: Larry Lewis
My name is Larry Lewis, Health & Wellness Life Coach, Founder of Healthy Lifestyles Living, contributor to the Huffington Post, recently featured in the Sunday Mail Newspaper and somebody who went from being an owner of a chain of gyms and fitness fanatic, to a visually impaired overweight and incredibly sick person. Read about my illness to wellness story.

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