Nothing is more likely to wreck good intentions for 2012 than making your PCOS resolutions too ambitious.
So keep things simple and don’t paint yourself into a corner. By all means resolve to eat a healthier Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome diet and get more exercise to lose weight. But aim first to add, say, a couple of extra hours to your exercise regime each week and plan to lose 15 lbs over the whole year by cutting out junk food and eating more vegetables.
By setting modest targets, you’re more likely to achieve them earlier in the year. And when you do reach those targets, you’ll receive a tremendous psychological boost, which will then inspire you to become more adventurous about what you can accomplish.
Positive thinking can be the key to success, so here are a few tips to keep in mind.
Try again. Everyone has made, and broken, past resolutions. But that doesn’t mean you won’t succeed this time. Start with a positive approach, including thinking about what has disrupted your plans in the past. Don’t discourage yourself by adopting a negative outlook.
Choose your own resolution. Make sure this is something that you want to accomplish for yourself and not for friends or family.
Make a plan and write it down. Decide what you’d like to accomplish in three or six months. Writing your goals down is a good way to keep track of your progress.
Forgive yourself. If you get off track, don’t think that you failed. Review your plan and make adjustments.
Congratulate yourself. Reward yourself when your intermediate goals or resolutions are met.
The most important point to consider when choosing your resolutions is to decide if you are truly willing to make changes in your life. Deciding to change just so you have a resolution at the start of a new year will not keep you motivated.
Many people fail because they don’t fully realize how a goal can benefit their everyday lives. But when you can see the prize, you are more likely to keep up the fight.
Happy New Year from Insulite Laboratories!