New Year, Fresh Beginnings, Better Habits:
Everyone likes to use the New Year as a fresh beginning to reset what they would like to be better at. Having a goal or a resolution is a good first step. However, creating better habits is the key for a better year and ultimately a better lifestyle!
In order for you to create good habits you need to recognize what has been holding you back from these habits in the first place. Recognition of your “weaknesses” is the only way to gain new strengths. For example, someone with poor time management may miss training because they try to fit too many things in their day. Once you recognize this is the issue you have when it comes to getting to the academy, you can take the steps you need to change.
After you’ve picked a goal and recognize what’s kept you from this goal in the past, here are a few pointers to create and keep better habits:
1. Start small! Change one habit at a time
2. Be realistic
3. Commit to 30 days: stick with your daily and weekly plan
4. Limit excuses that you’ve made in the past
5. Write things down
6. Surround yourself with those who will be a positive influence
7. Stay consistent and hold yourself accountable!
The New Year can be a great time to create new habits that will lead to a less stressful life. Acknowledge your weaknesses and turn them into strengths!
– See you on the Mats