Motivation Monday- Looking Towards 2016

Blogmas Day 21;

Christmas is a time of indulgence and embracing the need to do very little. But with this often comes guilt- guilt of a year wasted, of too many sweet treats and the thought of an unproductive start to a new year as you fail your New Years’ resolution before it even begins.

To catch this guilt before it sets in, here are a few tips;

Leave the past in the past.  What happened has happened. You can’t change the past so move on and focus on not repeating your mistakes and on the new adventures of a new year.  Free your mind of what is now 2015’s problem.

Replace the guilt with joyful memories. While you might be regretting giving in to temptation and eating or drinking loads try not to focus on the few extra pounds or the messy kitchen. Instead take in the moments where you shared this indulgent food and drink with your nearest and dearest.

Set realistic goals for the upcoming year.  People tend to decide this year will be the year for everything.  Why overwhelm yourself with multiple goals of weight loss, new hobbies, new outlook when you could focus on one?  Take it one day at a time and do not tell everyone how successful you are going to be.  Resolutions and changes should be for you and you only.

Here’s hoping you make 2016 your best year yet!


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