New Year, New You: 2019 Resolutions
Each year goes by…
and January brings talk of what goals we are setting for the year ahead, what we’ve learnt over the past 12 months, what we’ll start doing and what we definitely won’t do again!
Whether your new resolutions are giving something up, trying something new, or buying a gym membership with unwavering commitment – we’ve got your back.
It can’t be denied that there’s something wonderful about the promise of a new year which brings about a sense of renewal to make a change and somehow become a better version of ourselves. It’s all about a happier and healthier you, whether that’s keeping our physical health in check or spending time looking after ourselves and how we feel.
2019 is your year… so here are our top tips when it comes to setting our goals for the new year ahead and most importantly, sticking to them!
Put yourself first
An easy, no pressure resolution for the new year is to make time for yourself. Take some time away from your phone especially before bed and detox from social media especially if your work is mostly spent in front of a computer or laptop screen.
Make time for yourself in the evening and put self care first, little things can really make a difference like reading a good old-fashioned book, listening to music, having a bubble bath with candles or treating yourself to a face mask. Whatever makes you feel good about yourself, put your mental health and wellness first in a way that is right for you.
Make a positive change
But if there’s something that you’ve always wanted to change about whether it’s a larger chest, a straighter nose or achieving your goal weight. Why not make this the year that you make a change for the better?
At this time of year, everyone seems to have set their New Year’s Resolutions, which are more often than not centered around fitness, well-being and exercise as well as the determination to start eating better.
But if you’ve already tried diet after diet, then perhaps weight loss surgery could give you the tools you need to achieve long-term results which will last. Weight loss surgery, whether that’s a gastric band, bypass or sleeve, is a positive change for both your physical health, known to lower your risk factor of many obesity-related illnesses and health concerns, as well as promoting a positive relationship with your body too.
Set realistic goals
A New Year is a fresh start and can be seen as our chance to get our life in perfect order, with plans of meal prep done for the week, regularly working out, eating clean (always), start winning at work as well as making time for a social life.
More often than not, it can seem a long-forgotten dream come February, as gym memberships, exercise bikes and blenders bought even with the best of intentions begin to gather dust.
The most important thing to remember…
when setting your goals for a new year is to make sure that they are realistic, and you are likely to achieve them. We find it helpful to break targets down into smaller, realistic milestones rather than setting huge goals which can seem disappointing if we don’t achieve them as well as daunting to even begin with!
Our best advice is to think about your goals as S.M.A.R.T objectives which allows you to celebrate small achievements which can help you stay motivated and can see progress towards the larger overall aim.
These objectives are made up of specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-related goals for example, by the end of March I will have saved 250 towards my nose surgery fund or I will achieve 2 pounds of weight loss per week by following a specialist diet.
Celebrate a new look
Will 2019 be the year you make a new start?
Whether you’ve had a history of making NY resolutions centered around diet and exercise and you don’t want to see another year without results – or there’s something about your appearance which you’ve always wanted to change. We are here to help you achieve your goals whatever they might be.
Come and see us for a free consultation to talk through your concerns and find out more about what we can do to help you get where you want to be.