Feeling blue today? It’s predicted that today, January 21st, will be the most depressing day of the year for many of us. Why? Failed New Year’s resolutions are partly to blame.
If your resolution was to shed some extra pounds or simply get moving more (especially with the kids in tow), and you’re quickly losing hope on that goal, don’t despair. Instead, like Nike says, “just do it.”
Seize the moment. Pick up the phone, call a friend and set up a stroller walk date. Go find your sneakers and put them by the door, so you don’t have to dig around for them tomorrow. Make tomorrow the day you walk your child to preschool or to the park, instead of taking the car.
Grab a pen and paper, and take five minutes to write down the things that are holding you back from reaching your goal. You might be surprised to discover that something small, and fairly easy to change, is standing in the way to achieving your goal. For instance, maybe you’ve discovered that your stroller is too heavy to drag up and down the stairs, and the thought of carrying it deters you from getting out the door. Perhaps you need a lightweight replacement. Or, maybe you dread putting on that sports bra because it’s too tight. Perhaps a new, properly fitting one could make a world of difference and get you moving.
If you feel like you’ve already “failed” at your resolution, keep in mind that each new day is a new beginning. You can do it!
Are you keeping up with your New Year’s resolution? If so, what’s your secret?