Health and Lifestyle Coach Mikaela Martin of Guidance for Growing in Souderton says keeping New Year’s resolutions is never easy, but you can improve your chances by putting your goals in writing. “Write down very specific concrete goals and write down why those are important to you, so if your goal is to exercise more you can write that down and tell why it’s important to you. ‘It’s important to me to set a good example for my kids’ would be a good reason. ‘I want to live a long and healthy life with my partner’ is another one. Identify them and that’s going to help you maintain that goal throughout the year.”
Martin says a stress management workshop later this month will provide fitness and diet suggestions, and Therapist Jason Radosky, who works with her, says stress comes largely from change.
“A lot of times we think about stress coming from work and troubles that you’re having in life, but there’s also the stress that comes with simple change, not necessarily just negative change, but positive change. Successes and promotions and new business ventures can definitely be a very stressful time in life.”