Tips for Goal-Setting, Motivation, and Adherance
It’s the start of the short but seemingly long month of February, and it’s also about that time of year where even some with the most willpower are starting to slide with their New Year’s Resolutions. So why is it that people are chronically so bad at keeping New Years Resolutions? Because I bet you know plenty of people with positive health habits that have stuck, yourself included (C’mon, give yourself some credit: Do you brush your teeth daily? Spend some time breathing in the fresh air when it’s nice outside? See your doctor for regular check-ups? Move in ways that you enjoy? Eat your vegetables or other foods you enjoy/that nourish you emotionally? Take time to play and do things solely for the purpose of fun?).
Yet, during the time of year when it seems like everyone is setting a new goal based on improving their health, it also seems like everyone is failing… Why is this?
Well, a lot of it has to do with the motivation behind why we are setting goals at this time of year.