The Resolution You Overlooked

Lose weight.

Eat better.

Focus on self-care.

These are some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions from 2018.1 Perhaps they made your list last year…and maybe this year as well. Undoubtedly, taking better care of ourselves by losing weight, improving our diet and giving ourselves some much-needed TLC are consistently some of the most popular and anguished-over goals. Eating better to lose weight is a great start, but what does eating better actually look like?

If you are like a majority of Americans, “eating better” most likely begins with eating more vegetables. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 90% of adults do not eat the recommended (2-3 cups/day for adults) amount, with young adults and men being some of the most common offenders.2 Before we start trying to just “eat better”, let’s rewrite that goal to “eat more vegetables, specifically an extra serving or two each day.”

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Happiness, Change & You: Sticking with Your Resolutions

goals well-being Jan 16, 2018
 

Did you know January 17th is Ditch Your New Year's Resolution Day? If you are struggling to stick with your resolution(s) this is for you!

“Happiness is not the belief that we don’t have to change; it is the realization that we can.”
– Shawn Achor

We can change. You do not have to be what you have always been. One of the greatest limiting factors to change is our belief about ourselves - our worries and concerns that we are not good enough, that we do not have what it takes, that we will not measure up to the task at hand. However, YOU CAN CHANGE.

Tell yourself you can change. Say it every morning to your reflection in the mirror. Remind yourself that change is possible, that YOU are possible.

Working to change ourselves can result in some slipping and sliding as we reach toward that goal...and that is OK. Those experiences are all part of the learning process. Use them as such while also being gentle with yourself. Beating yourself up and...

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Train Your Strengths - New Year's Resolutions

goals Dec 27, 2017
 

By: Rachelle Burrup

With the New Year approaching many of us are starting to think about our New Year's Resolutions and what we want to accomplish this next year. Oftentimes while setting these goals we solely focus on eliminating the negative (e.g. cutting a bad habit) and forget to build and strengthen the positive(s) we have going for us.

This new year, include at least one goal that focuses on building the positive. Everyone likes to do something they feel like they are good at, right? It builds us up.

This upcoming year, put your energy toward training your strengths. Build them. Sharpen a skill you already possess. Make those small good things (e.g. habits, traits) that are already going for you stronger.  

Every aspect of life is connected in some way or form. When we adjust or build one area of our life, the other areas adapt and change as well. For example, when we adjust one aspect of our diet, other parts of our...

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