New Year’s Eve is just around the corner. Which means everyone will be making interesting resolutions about what they want their next year to look like. And resolutions means one thing: goals. Setting goals you can achieve means you’ll be more likely to make New Year’s Resolutions you can keep.
Some New Year’s Resolution Tips
New Year’s Eve is fast approaching. And with the turning of the calendar year, that means it’s time for one thing: New Year’s Resolutions. Traditionally, these resolutions represent relatively large goals, a way to drastically change your life for the better (or, maybe make changes that aren’t quite so drastic).
And yet, if there’s one thing that New Year’s Resolutions are famous for, it’s failing. Most people have a hard time sticking to them. And, as a result, the vast majority of resolutions don’t make it past the end of January.
How to Make a New Year’s Resolution That Sticks
In part, that’s because setting these kinds of long term goals is inherently challenging. Generally, humans tend to be creatures of habit–and resolutions that involve the breaking or creation of habits are often the hardest. That’s why we’re offering some tips on how you might make your resolution stick this year:
- Start small: Starting with a short term goal or something that is easier to achieve can be a great way to keep the ball rolling. People need constant positive reinforcement–and one of the ways to feel like you’re actually accomplishing something is to meet your goals. Once you hit those goals, you can always create new ones.
- Set specific goals: A New Year’s Resolution like, “I want to get in shape” is going to be hard to keep. What does “get in shape” mean, specifically? Well, that’s going to vary… and that can leave you feeling like you haven’t accomplished your goals (which could in turn cause you to quit early). It’s better to say: “I want to exercise four days a week for a month.” Once that goal is complete, you can set new ones to keep the success going.
- Set realistic goals: And, of course, some resolutions we set for ourselves are just plain unrealistic. If you want to “spend more time cooking” but you have no extra time, that might be an unrealistic resolution. And unrealistic resolutions are doomed to fail.
The trick to creating a New Year’s Resolution that can help you succeed is to ensure you’re setting specific, realistic goals. The same rules that apply to good goal-setting can also apply to setting New Year’s Resolutions that will work.
Should I Use Cosmetic Surgery to Help Me Meet My Goal?
We know that New Year’s Resolutions can be difficult to make and even harder to keep. So, should you get some help with that? For example, if one of your goals is to lose a few pounds, should you undergo a non surgical Coolsculpting procedure to help you reach your goal? Isn’t that, like, well, cheating?
There are indeed some reasons why Coolsculpting may or may not be a good idea (same is true of any other cosmetic procedure, too). But the “cheating” aspect doesn’t really matter all that much. (Now, if your goal is to get healthier, that’s a different story.)
But here’s the thing: if you want a cosmetic procedure, then undergoing Coolsculpting to help you reach your goal is a good thing. If you don’t want cosmetic surgery, then Coolsculpting is definitely not the way you should achieve your weight loss goals.
Multiple Ways to Reach Your Goals
Ultimately, there are many ways that you can reach your weight loss goals. You don’t have to find the single, universally best one. You just have to find the one that works best for you.