Have a Healthy Outlook on 2014

By: Ali Ingersoll Email
By: Ali Ingersoll Email
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Millions of people worldwide have set resolutions to kick off the new year in a new light.

Keeping your resolution can be tough but the key to successfully fulfilling what you aim to this year is all about how you look at achieving your goal.

"I think what is unhealthy about resolutions is more so how people approach them," says Dr. Asal Azizi, a psychologist from the Behavioral Health Clinic of Wausau. "They might set up too high of an expectation or not really be realistic about what is true to them."

"I would say a resolution is something people are hoping to do and a lifestyle change is something you do, do," agrees Jon Swenson, a personal fitness trainer from Franck's Gym. "Hopefully the resolutions people have this year become a lifestyle."

With so many resolutions, many people share their tips to help you keep yours and make it last all year long.

"Something that is really helpful for behavioral change is giving yourself some positive reinforcement," says Dr. Azizi.

"Just keeping with it," adds Brian Zuber from Weston. "Don't let it stick with you for a month or two and then a few months later you're back to square one."

"Don't make the goal too big," says Gayle Boettcher from Mosinee.

Whether your resolution is saving money, getting healthier or working less and spending more time with your family, it important to do what makes you happy.

"I think rather than pushing yourself to do more and be better, just stop and think about what is going well and build upon that," says Dr. Azizi.

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