Now the motivation doesn’t seem so hard. You’ve got small targets to focus on. Instead of telling yourself “in 2018 I’ll be fit enough to enjoy five days of hiking, rafting, and exploring the Grand Canyon,” you should tell yourself “I want to enjoy my trip to the Grand Canyon. To do this, I’ll figure out what I want to do on the trip and how I can best enjoy these activities.”
Along the way, with whatever motivation you have, you’ll likely find yourself making small changes in your day-to-day that have you feeling better about yourself. The cooking classes may have inspired you to learn how to cook meals that support immune system health
. Or maybe the swimming lessons have inspired you to join a swim club. All of a sudden, your 2018 is looking pretty good.
You’ve made positive changes almost effortlessly. Instead of beating yourself up over your old rigid New Year resolutions, you’re feeling great. You’re walking, you’re meeting new people, you’re involved in your community, you’re happy, and feeling better.