Saying No to People You Love Is Not Easy

It’s that special time of the year where everybody sets lofty, new goals to reach. While I have nothing against setting high expectations, it just seems that most people don’t have the work ethic or will to change. If you set a goal that is too hard, the chances that you fail will be much greater than if you had just set a few smaller goals. Build off of successes and try not to frustrate yourself.

A post about resolutions for every mom made me think about this topic. The mom who posted it talked about her new resolution to learn how to say no more often. I certainly don’t know what is best for everybody, but I think this could be a good goal for a lot of us. I know that I could benefit from learning to say no when I am simply not capable of doing something. Part of learning to say no is to not let people guilt you into doing what you said you wouldn’t anyway. So if you were trying to think of a smaller goal for 2013 that would still be beneficial to you, maybe you can give saying no a chance.

New Year’s Resolutions: How to Succesfully Use That Gym Membership

With the final month of 2012 creeping up on us people will begin thinking of their New Year’s resolution. So many people every year buy a gym membership and say they are going to lose weight. Getting into a routine and making gym visits a habit are not easy things to do. Don’t set yourself up for failure by thinking you’ll go to the gym every day. It’s completely okay to ease into this New Year’s Resolution. Aim for three or four days a week to start, and don’t over-do it with the weights. A solid thirty to forty minutes of cardiovascular exercise will certainly suffice. This could mean the treadmill, elliptical, or stationary bike whatever you prefer, but do try to have some variety in your routine.

Some people are also intimidated by the gym atmosphere, which is definitely understandable. The post work gym scene tends to get a bit crowded. Maybe these “5 Ways to Defeat Gym Anxiety” will help you if you worry about going to the gym. Making a New Year’s Resolution is a great thing to do!

What will your New Year’s Resolution be for 2013?