The first week of January I attended a three-day business summit. What a super cool and energizing event.
It was an awesome way to kick the year off the new year. My essential oil company holds this event every year for all the top leaders – Blue and Presidential Diamond leaders. And OMG is it inspiring to hang with those who are at the top of their game.
You know what they say right? In order to be the best, you have to surround yourself with the best. And me – I feel like I have THE BEST people in my life now who I share so many incredible moments with. Being around them makes me feel like a better person…
What happened to all the excitement?
A couple of weeks ago everybody was gung-ho; making resolutions and setting goals. But all of a sudden things seem to have come to a screeching halt for a lot of peeps. Yeah, you too?
Did you change your mind about what you wanted for your life? Probably not. Things just gradually fizzled, right?
Well, you’re not alone. It happens to everyone so don’t think it’s because you’re weak-willed or a flake. You’re not lazy either.
Researchers have actually looked into the reasons why it’s so hard to stick with resolutions. They came up with some super interesting stuff.
A new year is the perfect time to turn a page. That’s why New Year’s Resolutions are so popular. And then around the end of January or beginning of February, no matter how committed you think you are, you might start to slack off.
First a little … then a lot. Crazy, right?
One reason could be that you’re not ready to make “the change” so there’s not enough oomph behind it.
Or it could be as simple as cause and effect.
You may be thinking, “If I [fill in the blank] my life will be more [fill in the blank]. If your life stays the same you might lose hope and say, “whatever” and then go back to your old habits.
Now, resolutions can and do work. Stay focused and avoid going on REWIND a few weeks into the year. Here are five ways you can SUPER-CHARGE your sluggish resolutions.
1. Avoid over-committing. Choose ONE resolution at a time and be realistic.
2. Be specific. Instead of just losing weight, resolve to lose like ten or fifteen pounds. Focus on small steps.
This next one’s really important:
3. Choose an accountability partner you can TRUST not to enable you. Seriously, some peeps will trip you up or tempt you so they can feel better about themselves when they slack off. Help each other, and don’t set each other up to fail.
4. Reward yourself for small successes. Pick up a cool piece of jewelry or get a facial. Buy yourself flowers.
5. When you change your behavior be sure to choose new behavior patterns to replace old ones that aren’t working.
And just because you backslide doesn’t mean you get to give up. Pick yourself back up and keep going.
Even if it’s two steps forward, one step back you’re still making progress. @hayleyhobson (Click to Tweet!)
Hayley Hobson is an author, speaker, Kick-A$$ Business Guru, 7 Figure MOM-treprenuer. and passionate about empowering others to live the life of their dreams and is based in Boulder, CO. Hayley creates lifestyle transformations by coaching her clients to become the best WHOLE version of themselves possible. To learn more about her nutritional courses, events, and custom programs, visit hayleyhobson.com or follow her on Facebook or Twitter.