General Wellness

A New Take on New Year’s Resolutions

While nearly half of us take the time to make New Year’s resolutions, only eight percent of us are actually successful in sustaining them for the long term, according to the University of Scranton. Whether it’s getting more organized, saving more money or exercising more often, our resolutions often fall by the wayside before the groundhog has a chance to see his shadow on Feb. 2. So this year, how about a New Year’s resolution with a twist? Rather than focusing on a perceived negative (“I need to stop eating junk food” or “I need to stop making bad decisions”), set a positive intention for 2014 (“I want to nourish my body with healthy food so I have more energy” or “I want to enjoy my relationships to the fullest and surround myself with positive people”).

This simple switch to the positive can fuel your resolutions and help you take steps in the right direction. And if you have a bad day, let it be just that – one day. Consider writing your positive intentions down somewhere where you’ll see them every day – the bathroom mirror or your tablet, for example – and sharing them with others who will support you this year and in the future. And, of course, make sure one of your annual goals is to set up an appointment with your doctor
to discuss your health and wellness – we look forward to seeing you at Clinic Sofia in 2014!

 

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