I Will Not Fail This Year
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I Will Not Fail This Year

Don't feel discouraged if you get off track.

I Will Not Fail This Year
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Hooray, it is finally 2017! I, and I'm sure a majority of you, made so many plans and "resolutions for 2016. I again, and I'm sure a majority of you, never actually went along with them for the whole year. Why? For one, we are lazy and/or busy creatures.

We have depended on our technology to do a lot of simple things. Cell phones, cars, computers, 3D printers, and more. It's going overboard with the amount of technology we have that is capable of taking away the simple tasks that we seem to have. However, technology is not making it easy for us by any means, but it certainly isn't the only reason we have to blame.

If we're being honest, most of us are always doing something. We wake up, go to school/work, come home and relax or study, go to sleep (maybe), and start all over. Not to mention eat, go to the bathroom, socialize, etc. But since when do we get the chance to go to the gym? Or to the bar? Or to the movies? There's bills to pay, places to go, shopping to do. We just don't have the time for these luxuries that we wanted to accomplish in the new year.

So this is when I say that odds are, we will make a New Year's Resolution, if we haven't already. But we will fail. No matter how much we try to convince ourselves that this time will be different; no matter how often we say we will change; and no matter how hard we work to achieve are goal, we are simply doomed to fail.

The solution is to make it a monthly or even weekly goal instead. Making a smaller, more achieveable goal will make what ever the resolution is more attainable and motivational. Also try doing simpler steps first.

For example, if you want to lose weight do some of these things first before you hit the gym and never return.

  • Cut the sugar. It seems impossible, but even if you just stopped eating candy or drinking soda on a regular basis, you'd be surprised how much weight you may actually lose.
  • Drink more water. I'm the worst at drinking water, trust me. I fill up my water bottle half way for a reason, and yet I still can't finish it all. But it has many nutrients that keep you healthy and hydrated.
  • Eat less snacks like chips or cookies. It seems nearly impossible to not eat those pre bagged snack-sized food items that you can buy in bulk. They're perfect when you just need to eat something for a snack. But they're not the greatest for you. Try some fruit instead.

Obviously eating healthy and going to the gym are steps for the future, but hopefully starting small like this will help get you started.

Regardless of your goal, don't feel discouraged if you get off track. It's completely normal and understandable. Just don't give up and keep going. As Dory would say, “Just Keep Swimming”!

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