We’re in the thick of holiday party season — a time when sweets and treats are the center of attention.
Naturally, we celebrate and indulge. But then the guilt trip begins and post-holiday body loathing sets in. Come New Year's, we see the new year as our opportunity to change old habits. We make bold declarations that this will be the year we stick to working out five days a week and finally cut out carbs (for good!).
It's the same story every year. What if we said, "forget it"? Let’s ditch the annual crash diets and hard-core fitness resolutions that really only last until Martin Luther King Day. Instead, let’s have an honest discussion about the goals we set out to achieve.
I’m not suggesting that setting a New Year's resolution is inherently a bad idea, but does it really have to be all or nothing? Are you really going to chain yourself to the treadmill every morning? Are you really going to pass up an invite to that Italian restaurant for your friend’s birthday? No. And the beautiful thing is, you don’t have to.
Instead of declaring all of the things you’re going to do, why not switch up the conversation and declare the things you’re not going to do anymore? Let’s all agree that ditching these 10 behaviors will make 2016 a happier, more fulfilling year.