New Year New You!
Posted: January 02, 2017
It’s Time to Put Your Best Foot Forward
The start of a new year brings fresh starts, new opportunities, new goals and new dreams. While you may not set New Year’s resolutions, you can set new goals for yourself. Whether you need to quit smoking, lose weight, or learn a new skill, a New Year offers a fresh perspective on the year that you won’t have any other time. The American Psychological Association (APA) cautions that the New Year isn’t meant to serve as a catalyst for sweeping character changes, but as a time for people to reflect on their past year’s behavior and promise to make positive lifestyle changes.
Aspiring to earn your next belt is admirable, but whether or not that happens is not directly within your control. Instead, make your goal something you alone are responsible for. For example, you can set out to do a certain number of push-ups each day or get a certain number of extra reps on a technique at each taekwondo class.