I’ll admit it -- I have experienced what I call “Resolution Envy.” It’s what used to happen each December when I heard my peers talking about all of the goals they were going to achieve the following year. I still remember how I used to mold my resolutions to seem more interesting in conversations with others, because I felt my that real goals were boring. Needless to say, I always failed because the things I were resolving to do weren’t my passions. So, when I was alone and not in the company of others, I had no motivation to follow through.
You must be realistic in what you can do. If your goal is to get healthy, then you may think it’s a good idea to start with some crazy workout routine. The truth of the matter is that you can’t just dive into a rigorous workout regimen if haven’t worked out in years. You are setting yourself up for failure. If you don’t ease into strenuous activity, you run the risk of injuring yourself -- which will further delay your progress.
What are some of your New Year goals? Let us know in the comment section below!
Kendi Banks is a freelance writer and Editorial Intern for I’mPerfect Magazine. She hopes to land a job with a national magazine post graduation. She’s obsessed with Pop Culture, Social Media and Fairy Tales.