Psychology research says that your chance of success when changing more than one thing in your life at a time is less than 10%, but if you change only one thing at a time you are more than 85% likely to succeed, because the human brain loves certainty and resists big change.
So when making your New Years resolutions, rather than saying “I’m going to lose weight”, think along the lines of:
“I’m not going to eat junk more than once a week”
“I’m going to exercise for 30 minutes daily”.
And you don’t need to wait for next year to make a new one! 😉 Research differs, but most say it can take anywhere from 20 to 60 days to change a habit. So after 3-8 weeks of living out your “small change”, make a new resolution that’s another step towards your ultimate goal eg.
“I’m going to eat 5 green vegetables a day”
“I’m going to see a personal trainer 3x a week”!
Wishing your happiness and good health in the new year!