Reassessing resolutions: Progress, trends + accountability

Reassessing resolutions: Progress, trends + accountability

Have you heard that it takes at least three weeks to create a new habit?  Experience tells me it takes a bit longer to automate those actions, but if you've stuck with your 2017 resolutions through this point (3 weeks into January!), you're certainly on the right track!  More often, the end of January hits, resolutions aren't realized, and it's a return to status quo. Sweeping declarations seem particularly challenging to uphold - "I'm giving up sugar, gluten, fats, alcohol, caffeine, [insert vice here]," or "I'm going to start working out 7 days a week."  [Side note: I haven't heard of anyone vowing to give up vegetables, but I imagine that sweeping declaration would pose fewer problems.  Also, please never vow to give up vegetables!]  If the final week of January looks less promising for your health than you'd hoped, it's time to reassess those resolutions and make simple adjustments to better align your daily decisions with your long term goals.  

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