Setting Goals Beyond Your Resolutions

The start of a new year is the perfect time to turn a new page, which is probably why so many people make New Year’s resolutions. The new year often feels like a fresh start and a great opportunity to change bad habits and establish new routines that will help you grow psychologically, emotionally, socially, physically or intellectually.
According to Jenna Anding, a registered dietitian nutritionist and a professor and AgriLife Extension specialist in the Department of Nutrition at Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences says people make resolutions because the new year serves as a marker or reminder for people to step back and re-evaluate their lives, then identify any changes needed to improve them.

Setting realistic goals and expectations combined with a holistic look at health and wellness are essential to making and keeping New Year’s resolutions. The process one follows in reaching a goal holds more weight than simply making a choice to change. In 2023, resolve to take something off your plate instead. It’s also important to take into consideration a balance of work, recreation and relaxation. Interact with family, friends and your community by being physically and spiritually active. Remember, if you do break your New Year’s resolutions, it’s always ok to start again, ultimately, never stop working toward your goals.
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