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New year….same you? Progress over perfection

Many people start the new year with an 'all or nothing' mentality, setting goals that lean towards perfectionism. Post-festive season guilt may lead to harsh self-criticism, overshadowing the progress you have made or started to make.

It's essential to acknowledge that health and wellness journeys are continuous and long-term endeavors. Instead of fixating on drastic changes that may be challenging to maintain, consider redirecting your focus towards sustainable and gradual adjustments. These changes are more likely to turn into lasting habits, contributing significantly to long-term improvements in your overall health and well-being.

As you navigate the post-festive season and the beginning of the new year, remind yourself that it's okay to have setbacks. Recognize the progress you have made or the positive steps you've taken towards your health goals. Celebrate these victories, no matter how small, and use them as building blocks for the future.

Rather than succumbing to the pressure of immediate, drastic changes, focus on incorporating habits that align with your lifestyle. These sustainable adjustments will not only make your journey more enjoyable but will also contribute to a more balanced and healthier lifestyle in the long run.

Here are some tips to remember along your transformative journey: 

Tip 1: Set Realistic Mini-Goals 

Set realistic mini-goals instead of big expectations. These smaller steps make the journey more manageable and provide continuous opportunities for acknowledgment and self-reflection.

Tip 2: Embrace Life’s Flow 

Allow for flexibility in your approach, understanding that setbacks and standstills are a natural part of the process. Rather than viewing them as failures, consider them as learning opportunities to adapt and grow.

Tip 3: Find Joy in Movement 

Approach exercise as a source of joy, not an obligation. Discover activities that bringing genuine happiness, making your fitness routine an enjoyable and sustainable part of your lifestyle. Remember fitness extends beyond the gym; try getting off the bus one stop earlier, going for a lunchtime walk, a dance or swim class.

Tip 4: Seek Support and Share Successes

Are you a member of our Transform Weight Loss Support Community Facebook group? This is a supportive network of individuals who share similar wellness goals. Sharing successes and challenges with others not only provides a sense of community but also allows for valuable insights and encouragement.

The new year is a time for reflection and renewal, embrace the idea that progress is a continual process, and sustainable changes, no matter how small, can lead to substantial improvements in your health and well-being over time. Here's to a year filled with progress, positivity, and the joy of staying on track without the unnecessary weight of harsh self-criticism!

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