Sunday, December 28, 2008

New Year's Resolutions 2009

The GoGetters’ mentality is all about living a healthy, quality life. We care about our friends, family and clients. Whatever your new year’s resolution may be, we encourage you!

90% of all resolutions dissolve before the month of January is up. The GoGetters always have a list of resolutions and complete 70% of them. It’s important to focus on your productivity and not get held back by your faults. Except yourself as human and take pride in your accomplishments. Here are some tips from the GoGetters on how to stick to your new year’s resolution:

#1 If you have more than one, don’t try to tackle them all at once. Take one at a time, for 30 days. Once you’ve reached your thirty day mark of implementing a new habit, then add the next resolution and repeat until you’ve implemented all of them.

#2 Break down your resolutions in steps. “Pay off credit cards” isn’t sufficient. What do you need to do to accomplish this? Your steps may look like this: 1) Get a part time job to generate more income used to pay down debt. 2) Cut out eating out to only once per week. 3) Pay $500 towards credit cards monthly

#3 Create a visual in a place that you will see it every day, such as the bathroom mirror. And keep it positive. If your goal is to get in shape, don’t put a recent picture of yourself. Put an old picture of yourself if you’d like to have that shape back. Or put a picture of someone’s body you admire. You can also put it on the fridge or pantry.

#4 Review your goals weekly or monthly. Depending on the resolution, you need to constantly review and excite yourself about it. Set time aside to reflect and plan and alter your goals to stay on track.

#5 Make resolutions that are important to you, not what others expect from you. Bottom line is.. if you really want it, you can achieve it.

If you can’t think of a resolution on your own or if you’re not the resolution type of person but are open to ideas of change for well being, here are some simple suggestions to implement in everyday life:

*FEED YOUR BODY AND MIND Take a 10-20 minute walk each day alone(time to yourself) or with your spouse and/or kids (quality time, which is hard to squeeze into our busy lives) This will give you more energy and relieve stress/depression.

*FEED YOUR SOUL Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes(or meditation/prayer) We are constantly connected—to the cell, the internet,etc running around all day, only gaining “peace” when sleeping and then if it’s not restless. Take time for silence…the world will still be there in 10 minutes.

*FEED YOUR BODY Take your weight and divide it by 2. That’s how many ounces of water you need to consume daily. There are numerous benefits to proper water consumption, too many to list here. Google it.

*FEED YOUR MIND Watch less TV/negative news and Read positive self growth books. Or any books. Reading expands the mind and vocabulary. Carry a paperback with you (in your car, purse, back pocket, etc) There is plenty opportunity to read in everyday life. Waiting at the doctor’s office. In line at the grocery store. While your child is at soccer practice.

*FEED YOUR FAMILY. Seriously. Eat dinner at the table. Turn off the tv, the computer, the video games and sit down , eat and talk. Talk about your day. Kids who eat dinner at the table are less likely to go behind your back and lie to you. It’s a great bonding experience.

May you have a prosperous New Year!!!