Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book: write a good one and make it a best seller!
New Year’s Day for many is a fresh start, a promise to recommit to goals. On this day we all identify something that is important to us that will be our focus for improvement in the upcoming year.
The top ten resolutions most Americans make are:
· Lose Weight
· Volunteer to help others
· Quit smoking
· Further their education
· Get a better job
· Get fit
· Eat healthier
· Manage stress better
· Get out of debt
· Take a trip
· Reduce, Reuse & Recycle
· Drink less alcohol
When making resolutions, in order to be successful, it is important to have short term and long term goals. Celebrate your milestones along the way. Don't get discouraged if you do not see immediate results. If you have a setback don’t give up, instead recognize that tomorrow is a new day and another chance to get back on track.
Three tips to help you achieve your New Year’s resolutions and reach your 2014 goals are:
1. Make sure it is YOUR goal and not someone else’s. It has to fit with your values and have meaning to you in order to be a priority. Don’t make a goal based on something you think others would want you to do.
2. Limit the number of goals and changes you can handle at one time. Focus on small changes – no more than two to three at a time.
3. Be specific and have a plan. Figure out what you want and hope to accomplish, then create a realistic action plan.
From all of us at the Capital District YMCA we wish you a happy and prosperous 2014 and sincerely thank you for being part of our YMCA family.