According to a
recent study, only 8% of the population will achieve the goals they have set for the
year. “Resolutions are meant to push us out of our comfort zones
and routines. This tends to cause an added stress or tension on our bodies
and lifestyle, in which we naturally try to reject and avoid,” says
Lupe Avalos, Health Promotion Specialist at
CVMC’s Health First Center. “So, it’s no wonder that typically, by the second week in
January, many of us have already given up on our resolutions, especially
if it’s health related.”
What are some of the most commonly made resolutions?
- Lose weight
- Stay fit
- Quit smoking
- Get better organized
- Spend less/ save more
Why do we fail at accomplishing our resolutions?
We tend to set too extreme of a goal for ourselves. Instead, we should
take a step back and start with an attainable goal and work our way up
to greater goals. Pacing yourself and setting achievable goals will prevent
that “burnt out”, “I already want to give up” feeling.
Another great tip to help in keeping your New Year resolution:
Find an Accountability Partner.
Odds are there are plenty of people in your life, whether it be a co-worker,
friend, family member or neighbor, who have set the same type of resolutions
for themselves. Find out what goals and commitments the people around
you have made for the New Year and suggest that you work to achieve them
together. This way, you can hold each other accountable while supporting
Want to learn more about how you can stay on track and help achieve that
goal you made at the beginning of the year? We invited you to come to
our class “Don’t Fall Off Your Resolutions”, offered by
The Health First Center this February. The class will be held at the Catawba County Library- Newton.
Class date and time are still being determined. However, you can always
check back on our
online calendar, follow us on
Facebook for updates and announcements, or contact the Health First Center coordinator at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 828.485.2300 ext.6201 for more information.