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New Years Resolutions

Posted on: December 31st, 2019 by Allie Voss

It’s that time of year again! The Holidays are coming to a close. You may be feeling sluggish after all of the food-related celebrations, and it’s time to set goals for the next year. The internet has been filled with photos and memories over the last decade, and we are excited to see what 2020 will bring for Calhoun Beach Club and all of our members! As you sit down to write a list of resolutions, we wanted to provide a few tips so you can ease into the year without stress and crazy expectations. 

1. If your goal is to lose weight, start slow. Although new goals can be very motivating at first, and you may feel like it is easy to avoid sweets or your favorite soda, that motivation won’t last long and you’ll be in the candy aisle in no time. So start slow. Be realistic about what your goals are in relation to your health and wellness, and understand that change takes time! Maybe you limit yourself to drinking a soda every other day instead of every day. Or maybe you allow yourself to indulge here and there, but if you try to quit cold turkey, you’ll likely fall back into old habits in a week or two. Weight loss takes time but be realistic and it’ll be easier to stick to it.

2. If your goal is to save money, start with a small goal and focus on that for a month, and then pick something new for the next month. For example, if you are trying to save money but love your daily trip to Starbucks, set a goal to make coffee at home a few times a week for a month. Before you know it, you’ll be so used to making coffee at home that you might not even miss your triple shot frappuccino. When February hits, pick a new small goal to work on, like limiting eating out, and you’ll be surprised how much it helps save some extra money!

3. If your goal is to have more energy, and be more present for those around you, focus on sleep. We all want to believe that we have super powers and can squeeze everything into our days before heading to bed, but realistically you will burn out and be left feeling exhausted. Prioritizing your sleep is extremely important for your well-being. A goal that will take time but will be worth it in the end, is going to bed at the same time every night and waking up at the same time every morning. It’s recommended to get 7-8 hours of sleep a night, but find the perfect amount for your body and stick with that. By training your body to have a consistent sleep schedule, you will be more energized each day, and you won’t feel like you need to sleep late one day because you stayed up way too late the night before. Your body will thank you for your consistency!

So there you have it. Three tips to help you as you write your resolutions for the new year. Start slow, start small, and prioritize your sleep. Bring on 2020!

 

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