The book of 2019 is ending and the book of 2020 is about to begin. How would you like to begin your new book? Have you made New Year’s resolutions?

Somewhere on that list there’s probably a bit about getting healthy or healthier this coming year and that’s great! We at Anchorage Bariatrics believe your health is top priority because we can do things better when we are at our best! We are able to give more if we have more. Have that energy to live your life and be positive because here’s a new chance, a new shot, heck – a new decade! – to make things better or to continue doing better!

When it comes to those resolutions, set realistic, small goals. That way you will achieve your goals faster and have reason to celebrate and feel good about yourself. Big, audacious goals are fine, just break them up into manageable chunks. Success breeds success, so when you reach that first milestone, the next one won’t seem so far away, and you’ve gotten that mental and emotional boost to carry you on.

Look at your list and be positive. This new year can and will be great!

Happy New Year!

10 Steps in Realizing Your New Year’s Resolutions

1. Mentally prepare for change
2. Set a goal that motivates you
3. Limit resolutions to a manageable amount
4. Be specific
5. Break up big goals into smaller goals
6. Write down your goals
7. Share your resolutions with others
8. Automate where possible
9. Review your resolution regularly
10. If you fall off track, get back on quick

Top 10 Most Common New Year’s Resolutions

Every year, millions of people make New Year’s resolutions, hoping to spark positive change. The recurring themes each year include a more active approach to health and fitness, improved finances, and learning new things for personal and professional development.

  1. Exercise more
  2. Lose weight
  3. Get organized
  4. Learn a new skill or hobby
  5. Live life to the fullest
  6. Save more money / spend less money
  7. Quit smoking
  8. Spend more time with family and friends
  9. Travel more
  10. Read more

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language,
And next year’s words await another voice.
What we call the beginning is often the end,
And to make an end is to make a beginning.

~T. S. Eliot