It’s been a little while since I have added to this blog. Life has been busy with Xmas, New Year, kids and Slim Secrets. But it’s all good so no complaints!I’m sure that many of you have committed yourself to a new years resolution. Maybe to quit smoking, exercise more, lose weight, eat healthily,spend more time with family or increase your income. There may be plenty more resolutions that I could mention, but you know what I mean.In my opinion (and that’s all it is) New Year resolutions are a load of rubbish! They are like the fad diets that many people go on with a 96% long term failure rate. If you REALLY want to change anything in your life enough you will do it today (not on Monday like many dieters) and not wait until new year to commit to that goal. For example if you found out that you had diabetes in June and that you were at risk of heart failure if you didn’t start to exercise, eat healthily and lose weight, would you honestly wait until new year to commit to those goals? No! Most of us would walk out of the Dr’s surgery and take the necessary action. I’m not saying that it would be easy to make the necessary changes, but you would make sure that you would give it a go for the sake of your health and life. Many of us wait till we have to make the change, but isn’t prevention better than cure? Don’t put off any changes in your life that you want to make and think of it as a lifetime change rather than new year resolution that is probably doomed to failure.
The same thing can relate to quitting smoking. Let me fill you in on a little secret; I have about 12 close girlfriends that I see regularly (all between 40-50 years old). Of those 12 girls, 9 still smoke! I am amazed that the number is so high. I have heard every new years resolution for at least the last 10 years about giving up. I have also heard every excuse why they can’t give up.I am putting on weight, can’t stop eating, life is so stressful, waiting till after my child finishes year 12, ex husband making me to anxious, only smoke when I drink (that has become 5 nights a week), I like a cigarette on holidays etc. However if you could scan your insides and see that you were moments away from smoking related illnesses most of us would throw those cigarettes out immediately and not wait till New Year (or after child finishes school or after the holiday or when I get on better with my X etc) to commit to these goals.So the point I am trying to make is that if there is something that you would like to change in your life (and we only have one shot at it, maybe) why wait until new year or your birthday or anything else…START TODAY, RIGHT NOW! Set yourself smart goals and enjoy success at any level. If you have made a new years resolution, reframe it to a commitment to long and short term goals that are realistic, achievable and sustainable. If you need help with any of your goals or resolutions, seek the appropriate help; it’s worth it,it’s your life so make the most of it. Do it for yourself, not for anyone else and do it NOW!Please feel free to comment in the blog if you would like any help from people reading this.