A New Year, New Resolutions

It’s a new year and new opportunities await! A lot of people usually make resolutions to change aspects of their lives for the better. I have a few resolutions for myself. I want to take better care of myself and watch what I put into my body. I want to be more active and exercise more. Easier said than done, right? Making resolutions like these can be challenging. The resolutions don’t always stick. Here are some suggestions on how to make your new year’s resolutions and stick to them in 2020!

Be honest with yourself. Is your resolution attainable? Sometimes, people set the bar too high. It’s good to have goals yet make them realistic. You’ll set yourself up for success that way.

A lot of people usually have many different resolutions. Why not choose one or two? Sometimes, trying to achieve too many things at once can be overwhelming.

Create an environment that lends to your success! For example, if your resolution is to eat better, then get rid of all the junk food in your house and fill it with healthy options.

Another way to stay on target with completing your resolutions is to track your progress. Let’s say you resolve to get your house organized and free of clutter. By starting with one room at a time and checking each room off your list as you complete it, you feel more accomplished and move toward completing your resolution.

Another way to hold yourself accountable in completing your resolutions is to work with a buddy! If you’re trying to eat better and exercise more, it’s always easier when you have a friend to go to the gym with.

Most importantly? If you don’t stick to your resolution, don’t beat yourself up. No one said it would be easy. And no one said you only have one shot at it. Sometimes, it takes more than one try. So, give it another go.

Here’s one resolution I know I can stick to: go somewhere warm! I’m jetting off to sunny Naples, Florida, to get a break from the cold. I wish everyone luck as they try to stick to their resolutions in 2020. Make it your best year yet.

About Bryan Anderson: Bryan grew up and resides in Illinois. Injured by an IED in October 2005, Bryan is one of the few triple amputees to survive his injuries in Iraq. He is an ambassador for the Gary Sinise Foundation and a spokesperson for USA Cares, which is focused on assisting post 9-11 veterans. Click here to learn more about Bryan.