Don't Scare Yourself

How are those New Year's resolutions coming along? Great? Horrible? Thought it was still 2018? Wherever you're at, don't scare yourself.

What do I mean by that? When setting goals, it's difficult not to set them high and hope for immediate outcomes. Giving up becomes easier when things don't go as expected. Sometimes, we envision goals so intense we cause ourselves to believe they're not reachable, enough to prevent us from trying in the first place. Don't scare yourself.

Let's use fitness goals as an example. When the new year begins, a common ambition people have is practicing healthier habits, such as going to the gym more often. Regular gym goers notice the increase in attendance throughout January and watch it fade once February comes around. In 2015, U.S. News reported by the second week of February, 80 percent of people fall off their resolutions. The article doesn't state how it concluded this percentage, but the number is disappointing to say the least.

Don't scare yourself. Here's what you can do.

The reason for writing this post is to encourage you all to start small. That's not to say you shouldn't dream big. You should most definitely DREAM BIG. But starting small is your first step toward reaching those dreams. Referring back to fitness, gaining a six pack, losing/gaining weight, or setting a personal record may seem like road blocks away.

P.S., it's okay to laugh at yourself along the way. It'll relieve some pressure. Have fun!

Make it more manageable at first. If you're someone who doesn't workout but wants to start, begin by committing three days a week. Scared of the "meat heads" in the gym? Workout with a friend, or get creative and break the chains by coming up with some fun home exercises to do. You can do this with