You swore that you would stick to those resolutions but that pint of ice cream was calling your name? Join the club! On average, 40% of Americans fall off the resolution wagon about January 21st. How do you keep on track and follow thru with your goals?
Here are a few strategies that can help you stay on track….
- Try to pinpoint your goals ~ Instead of saying I want to lose weight, figure out an exact number that you would work towards like 10 or 15. Figure out a strategy like I will lose 10 pounds by going to the gym for an hour 4 days a week.
- Pros and cons ~ Whatever your goal is, write down a list of why you chose this as a resolution. If you chose lose weight, you can make a list of … have more stamina, lower cholesterol, lower stress…..if you don’t follow thru, the cons would be risk of health problems, can’t fit into jeans, etc.
- Set an incentive ~ Some days it will be really hard to stick to the goal but if there is a gift at the end of the week, it might make it s little easier. If I go to the gym 5 days this week, I will buy myself a new top or if I stick to the diet all week, I will have 1 slice of pizza on sunday.
- Grab a friend ~ Tell at least one friend what your goals are, maybe she has the same goal and you can do it together? Having a pal to go thru this journey with can help keep you motivated and more likely to succeed. Look online for programs, groups or blogs that offer support for what you need.
- Don’t throw in the towel ~ Mishaps are inevitable….forgive yourself for having a small piece of birthday cake but take away your reward. Never make an excuse to throw in the towel, it is just a hiccup in your master plan. People who reach their goals never lose sight of the finish line. Write down your goal somewhere you see it everyday and read it out load. Be proud of yourself and move forward.
Never give up on yourself and take it day by day. You deserve happiness, love and success =)
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My Mom in the 70's
Growing up on long island with a family of hairstylists, I had no choice but to follow in their footsteps. When I was about 3, my family bought a salon, my grandmother ran it and my mother was the star stylist. You didn’t just get your hair done, you had a good laugh, gossip with the neighbors, even bagels on saturday and maybe a cocktail by the afternoon. I remember the marble stations with the red velvet and gold wall paper, red sheers in the window and the circle style pictures on the wall behind the dryers. Everyone came for their weekly wash and set along with great advise.
My grandmother was a style queen. She was dressed from head to toe, everyday, even to go grocery shopping. My grandfather was a business man in NYC and was so in love with her. When he came home from work, they would spend the first hour alone together, just having a drink and conversation. Her greatest advise to me as a child was to “always look better than ur husband’s secretary”, lol..and I never forgot it. I think this is when my obsession for beauty was born.
Living on my own since 17 left me on a budget that none of my friends had. While everyone was buying fendi and LV, I was paying rent and trying to get my career off the ground. Money was tight but I learned to make due and shop for bargains. Being creative with my style and knowing what to splurge on was my biggest struggle. At 23 I bought my first salon and it was a great success and experience. I can give style tips and tricks for being creative with what you have because I lived thru it. Thru every struggle is a lesson and now it is my strength.
There is a power within us that creates your reality. When you find your power, you find yourself. That’s why I’m here to help.