Strategy Making to Improve Your Health

April 27th, 2012 - Posted to Weight Loss

Do you make new year's resolutions? Here at Marina Weight Loss we realize it's the middle of spring, but any time is a good time to improve your health. See what you think about the following:

1. Develop a Strategy

When you resolve to make a change, pair it with a strategy of how you will make that change. Just saying you want to do something does not fuel the change. To be successful, outline a simple, realistic plan of how you are going to change the behavior.

2. Keep Resolutions to a Minimum

Attempting to start multiple resolutions will only overwhelm you and prevent you from completing any of them. Too many resolutions equals too much pressure you are putting on yourself, which will make change difficult.

3. Find an Accountability Partner

Have someone who will support your change. If your goal is to exercise, consider hiring a personal trainer or a workout partner. People who are new to an exercise program perform better when their goals are set by a fitness professional rather than by themselves.

4. Appreciate Success

Appreciate mini-milestones that you reach, and reward yourself for small successes and for the hard work you have put in. When you keep your goal simple, it is easier to see success and progress.

5. Have a Plan to Manage Stress

Many resolutions center around things we do to help us cope with stress, such as smoking, drinking, or overeating. When we change the behaviors, we need a new plan to manage stress.