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How To Make Your Resolutions Last

It is the time of the year where resolutions are made to transform your health and get into better shape. People form resolutions around everything from waking up earlier, eating healthier, connecting more with families and friends, and devoting themselves more to their faith or religion.

This time of the year gyms are packed, people load up on healthy groceries, and relationship goals are set. Then something comes along and derails everything. Something unavoidable occurs that we can’t hide from. It affects everyone around the world and doesn’t care how old, young, poor, or rich you are. It’s called February!

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Find a setting that inspires you to set goals.

I am only slightly kidding! The truth is that in January the gyms are full and by February or March they’re empty again. Why is that the case? Why do we form resolutions and so few people actually stick to them?

This happens for 2 reasons:

1 They were a “should” and not a “must!”

2 There was no initial plan. And even if there was an initial plan, there was no contingency plan when things get difficult which things most certainly will!

Ultimately we get our “must do” things done, and our “should do” things don’t get done.

Do you ever walk out of the house naked even if you are running really late? Heck no, because getting dressed is a must. Do you ever skip going to the bathroom or stop eating? No to those as well because they are a must.

How would your life transform if you made movement and fitness as much of a must as breathing? How much better would you feel if eating healthy was as important as getting dressed in the morning? How much better would your career look if you made learning and growth on a constant basis as important as your morning trip to the bathroom?

I think I’ve made my point by now.

Do you finally want to make this year’s resolutions stick?

Find out a way to make them a “MUST.”

All the best,

Dr. Matt Westheimer

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