5...4...3...2...1...Happy New Year! Yup, it's that time of year when we're full of desires, excitement and ready to take on the world. And what's the one thing that we all do? We sit and compile a laundry list of resolutions for the New Year knowing that most of them will be broken before January 31st. Have you ever noticed how crowded the gym and Whole Foods markets are during the first few weeks of the year, but then the army of people start to thin out?
Creating unrealistic expectations of yourself is not the way to start the New Year. To keep clear of disappointments at the end of 2017, here's a list of the top 4 resolutions you should avoid making.
1. I will lose ten pounds
A more sensible resolution is to commit to eating healthier and becoming more physically active. Regular exercise will help you achieve and maintain weight loss, lower blood pressure, boost your mood and keep you in those skinny jeans all year long.
2. I will quit my job
Hey we're in a tough economy and it's hard to find great jobs nowadays. Instead of just quitting, take steps to building your career by taking evening classes at your local community college or take advantage of some online courses. It's never too late for a career change but if you absolutely have to quit your current 9 to 5, please make sure to have another job in place.
3. I will find a boyfriend/husband
This is not entirely in your control. Instead of making a promise to find a mate, just put yourself in places that allow you the opportunity to meet new people. Try a sporting event, volunteer work or going to a friend's party. You should also try to reassess what you're looking for in a boyfriend/husband. This should help you recognize your prince charming when he comes around.
4. I will have a baby
Putting this type of pressure on yourself is not healthy for you or your relationship. Instead, take steps to help increase your family like reading up on family planning books, saving money, etc.
What other New Year resolutions will you avoid making?