3 Realistic Resolutions for 2015
Do you hear that? It’s the sound of people making their resolutions. Some of their goals are attainable and some of those goals are not realistic at all. Don’t be one of those people this year. Be successful!
How do you make a New Year’s resolution that will work? The answer is easy — don’t make one. Instead of making a resolution with all the pressure it encompasses, set three goals. Here are some examples:
Improve Your Health  I wouldn’t go for a weight loss goal for your health. Try to think more along the lines of: “I would like to be healthier in 2015.” Another version: “I would like to eat healthier,” or “I would like to work out more in 2015.” Setting broad goals like this will allow you more freedom in your choices and provide less pressure to fail.
Create More Family Time – If you are in need of a better financial state, set a budget with your family. If family time is what you are lacking, set a schedule with them. We tend to only make time for what is planned in advance. Plan it now while 2015 is fresh! Make the decision ahead of time to make your family stronger in some way.
Lower Your Stress Level - Learn to use the word “no” liberally. You do not have to succumb to every request thrown at you on a daily basis by your friends and family. Work is demanding enough for most of us, and you can’t say no that often there. Are you worn down from a really tough week, and behind on your chores at home? That is enough to stress anyone out. Take some time to reset and reorganize your home. It’s amazing how a clean organized room can eliminate stress. Those who do not understand your need to take care of yourself will never get it. Don’t stress yourself out by trying to explain it, just do what’s best for you and your family.
This newsletter was adapted from a blog written by Natalie Cannady, C.P.T., UAMS Fitness Center Manager. 
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