As New Year's Day approaches, you may be thinking hard about resolutions to make for the upcoming year. However, you should consider that any positive lifestyle changes you want to make should be lasting.
Eating healthier or exercising more take dedication. It's important that you keep this in mind, and avoid thinking about your new habits as being temporary, since this is an oft used tactic for individuals to get themselves through a day of eating little more than salad, fruits and lean proteins.
The problem with this way of thinking is that it usually leads to a relapse of unhealthy behavior. As a result, you may want to plan how you will carry out your resolution in a more realistic light. For example, if you have a sweet tooth or a penchant for salty snacks, allow yourself an occasional frozen yogurt or handful of nuts or pretzels to get your fix.
Think of your personal growth plan as a guide toward enlightenment and betterment. Your personal success story is largely dependent upon your dedication to this plan.