I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’m coming out of a holiday-season hangover.
It’s been a whirlwind of holiday parties with extra-indulgent, decadent foods. Too many fancy holiday dinners, and (of course) holiday toasts of good cheer. Not to mention, staying up later, spending more money than planned, and neglecting some of my usual, healthy habits.
My personal holiday bender has lasted since mid-November – that means I’ve been embracing the holiday spirit six weeks. This is more than enough time for me to embed some new (ehem) unhealthier habits. Not a great look for someone who works in a fitness and wellness center.
But now it’s January. And I need to snap out of it!
For better or worse, I’ve been down this road before. I will snap out of it – I just know a “slow snap” will work best for me.
I wish I could, but I can’t commit to a full-on New YEAR’s resolution to improve all of my wayward habits. If I have a full year to accomplish something, I know I will never do it. I need shorter, SMART (Specific. Measurable. Attainable. Relevant. Time-bound.) goals. I’ll start with one habit at a time.
The first one, I want to tackle is more sleep. For the first week in January, my focus will be to get to bed earlier, so I can wake up early and workout. I am excited to try this–whereas if I wanted to clean-up my diet, improve sleep habits, etc., all at once–that would freak me out and scare me off. No thanks!
I invite you to “slow snap” with me – my door is open, and I am happy to meet with anyone interested in SMART ways to improve healthy habits. Please feel free to stop by my office inside the Fitness and Wellness Center, or drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.