Berkeley County resident Cathy Cole looks like the picture of perfect health. Slender with a vibrant smile she easily hides two significant risk factors for chronic disease: stress and a sedentary lifestyle. To turn these risk factors into motivation for a healthier lifestyle, Cole, who’s in her mid-50s, started taking steps toward a healthier lifestyle as part of her New Year’s resolution. Read more
As a business coach, I find that the start of the year is always a great time because clients are full of optimism and ready to set bold new goals or create inspiring visions for their futures.
And while I love to help them set these goals, it’s worth noting that University of Scranton research suggests that just 8 percent of people achieve their New Year’s goals. That is deflating.
The majority of people fail for the same reasons, and they repeat these same mistakes year after year. Read more
By Jenny Katz
It’s the first week of January, and some people have already given up on New Year’s resolutions they made just before midnight on the 31st. Setting goals, no matter how small, is an important part of living a fulfilled and productive life. Those who set goals are more successful, whether that’s earning a promotion or getting a six pack. However, there’s a lot more going on than just thinking and doing. Read more
Let me start by wishing you a Happy New Year!
If you are thinking about making new year resolutions or creating new goals for this year, allow me to share with you three simple methods that have worked very well for me and many others over the years.
1. Write it down. Write down your goals, resolutions, or any changes you want to see in your life. Make it a daily routine. It will work wonders for you. Trust. Me.
2. Work on it every day. Focus your effort on one or two most important goals and make it a point to do something for it everyday, even for only 5 minutes. Write it down. Think about it. Talk about it. They all count.
3. Be willing to restart. Some goals are not meant to be achieved at first go. Accept the failure and simply restart. Things often turn around for better after no more than three or four tries.
Finally, adopt a good goal system to keep you organized and movitated. Please take advantage of our first day of the year sale to jump start your 2017.
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Have a great year!
By Kim Penix
I love the last week of the year. It’s a week that always fills me with hope and anticipation of the new year to come. The stress of the holidays is over and my body can rest and recuperate for the coming new year.
This is also the time that people tend to set their goals for the coming year. (Have I ever mentioned how I’m a type-A person stuck in a chronically ill body? Oh, the torture!)
Goal-setting for someone with a chronic illness can seem like a waste of time. How are we ever supposed to succeed at a goal when our body is trying to shut us down?
I’ve learned a few things over the years I’ve been ill and one is that it is possible to set and achieve goals. You just have to go about it differently than most.
Here are the nine things I think are important when setting goals: Read more
I can’t believe I’m sitting down to write my last batch of articles for the year. December has officially arrived. This article is going to be different than most, though. This week I’m not going to be throwing out a bunch of sage advice. What I am going to do is ask questions. Specifically, I’m going to give you questions that you can ask yourself as you reflect back on 2016 and prepare for 2017. Read more
THE month is kicking on now and we have all had ample opportunity to give those new year’s resolutions a good crack.
New changes and new habits have been made and you are all feeling good about the “new you”.
Wait. What? Oh you haven’t quite achieved what you set out to do. You are not quite the “new you” you had imagined. Geez, you’ve had a whole month, what have you been doing? Read more
By Mike Vardy
If you’re feeling you’ve let yourself down in the past because you haven’t kept up with your resolutions, don’t fret. Here are five ways to make this the most productive year ever – without a single New Year’s resolution. Instead, I’ll help you create a framework for your year so that you can maximize your potential.
Getting organized is one of the most popular promises people make to themselves as they enter the New Year. But how can you keep your resolution instead of being part of the 92% of people who make them and fail?
Keep in mind that “a little better is a little better,” says Fay Wolf, author of New Order: A Decluttering Handbook for Creative Folks (And Everyone Else). “Small steps are more likely to stick than trying to do over everything,” she says.
Here are five things you can do to get organized and be more productive in 2016:
Start Fresh in the New Year
Do you have big goals in 2016? Maybe run the Route 66 Marathon (Oklahoma) … hike through the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest (Georgia) … or trek the Grand Canyon (Arizona). Often these big dreams start with the smallest of healthy habits.
Whatever your goals, we’ve come up with a list of small habits that are a synch to incorporate into your daily routine. They’ll have you moving more and feeling great!