Are your New Year’s resolutions just wishful thinking?  They may be if you think that somehow on January 1 you will be a new creature who is highly motivated to be more organized, healthier, or more fit.

Here are three reasons to get a head start on your goals or New Year’s resolutions:

  1. You will build momentum.
  2. You will avoid procrastination.
  3. You will give yourself some margin for error.

Now here are three ways you can do the above:

1.  Instead of going into debt this holiday season, save some money. 

You will have less stress by beginning the New Year with a little bit more in savings instead of wondering how on earth you will pay off your credit cards without paying interest.

It’s important to keep our heads during the season where we are invited to all sorts of events that require time, effort, and money spent on our part.  It’s ok to say no without an explanation.  Can you attend a certain number of events and say no to the rest?  You will save money and also be able to spend more time at home with your loved ones.

2.  Instead of waiting to get fit in the New Year, start taking small steps to be more active. 

Can you start week one by taking a five-minute walk?  Can you increase that to a seven-minute walk on week two?

Can you make small decisions such as taking the steps instead of the elevator or escalator–today not on January 1.

If you sit often during the day, can you set alarms to get up and take a short walk?

3.  Instead of eating limitless amounts of sweets this holiday season, make healthier choices. 

Again, on January 1 you will not magically become motivated to eat healthier.  Practice some self-discipline and do not eat a double serving of every dessert at that holiday party.  Instead, have one serving of one dessert.  If you are hosting, you can serve these healthy desserts and appetizers.  You can also serve healthy homemade hot chocolate and Aloe Blossom Herbal Tea, both of which contain superfoods!

Also, avoid overeating this holiday season.  Of course it is normal to enjoy the festive foods, but you don’t need three huge meals a day, or to feast nonstop for thirty days!

It is easier to manage your weight than to put on an extra 15-20 pounds which you will tearfully attempt to lose on January 1.

To summarize all of the above, remember that in every action you take you are building habits, and those habits can become difficult to change.  During the holiday season, do your best to avoid habits that will leave you stressed out and unhealthy for the New Year.

If you avoid exercise all of December, it will be more difficult for you to begin to exercise on January 1.

If you make a habit of overspending, you may continue to overspend on January 1–and the remainder of the year.

If you make a habit of eating large amounts of unhealthy food, you may continue to eat unhealthy next week, next month, next year, and the next decade.

In 2022, I decided that in 2023 I would keep better track of our finances.  By doing so, December was a great trial month–which format to use, how to incorporate tracking in our routine, and the like.  By January, I felt more confident about what I was doing!  It is definitely worth to get a head start on your New Year’s resolutions.

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to take better care of your health, here are five products I recommend:  (I use all of these daily.)

  1.  Aloe Vera Gel – to support the digestive system and your natural immunity; it is naturally high in vitamin C [You will need one bottle per week.]
  2. Forever Active Pro-B – promotes healthy digestion, enhances nutrient absorption and supports immune function
  3. Forever Daily – to fill nutritional gaps in your diet
  4. Forever ARGI+ – helps support circulation and cardiovascular health, immunity, athletic performance, muscle function, energy and more
  5. Forever Arctic Sea – support key areas of your body, including cardiovascular, digestive, immune, brain and eye health

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These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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