It’s that time of the year! The gaiety, giggles and the glory of goodness all around. The season of hope, joy and love and of promises to start fresh. Yes, change can be scary, but you know what’s scarier?
Allowing fear to stop you from growing and progressing. Jonathan Lockwood Huie, the American author nicknamed the ‘philosopher of happiness’ has said, “celebrate endings for they precede new beginnings”. What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year. Begin doing what you want to do now.
Believe that we have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake. Remember, life’s not about expecting, hoping and wishing, it’s about doing, being and becoming.
You do not become good by just trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you. Every year we make a resolution to change ourselves. This new year, let’s make a resolution to be ourselves.
Dig within, and discover what you would like to happen in your life this year. This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you’re interested in fully living life in this year to come.
We set our resolutions by walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, and cracks to be patched. This year, maybe, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives; not looking for flaws but for potential.
That’s all to say about being optimistic and walking into the future but how practical is it? Why does resolution last only a bubble’s life? Let’s find out.
The use of the word resolution in relation to the New Year arose in the 1780s and suggested a firm pledge or decision to better oneself in the coming year. However, according to recent research, only 9-12% of people keep up their new year’s resolutions.
We tend to set resolutions because the new year serves as a cyclical marker of a time when we re-evaluate our lives. It gives us a sense of renewal, which makes us think about areas in our life we want to improve.
But this excitement is also part of the problem. Often, people do not map out what it will take to accomplish the set goal and then the buzz wears off. Or perhaps they don’t give themselves enough time to reach the goal.
We often fail in keeping up with our resolutions because we focus on the specific outcome (e.g., a precise body weight). This makes it challenging to persevere in the efforts toward the resolution if the results are not immediate.
Furthermore, we often set lofty goals for the future without honestly assessing why we’ve struggled in the past. Without examining where we are resistant to change, the cycle of resolve, relapse, and repeat continues.
However, the good news is that change is possible. Check on what’s holding you back. Set specific, measurable and time-bound goals because in the end, everything tickles down to your determination and consistency.
But is that it? Do dedication and motivation solve the issue? How do you deal with this annual problem of keeping up the commitment? We, your friend indeed will help you in this hour of need!
Being A Friend In True Sense
As per a 2022 survey by Statistica, 48% of people made a resolution to exercise more while 44% and 41% wished to eat healthier and lose weight respectively, making these resolutions the top-ranked ones. Keeping these figures in mind, Healthify has a major role to play in helping people keep up their promises.
Healthify is not just a fitness app but a health and wellness platform. We, with our team of specialised doctors, trained coaches, nutritionists and advanced AI system are committed to making you ‘fit and fine’ in a comprehensive manner. 30 million people have put their trust in us worldwide while we continue our efforts to build the world’s largest online health and fitness service.
Our product, Healthify Pro solves the major issues associated with keeping up resolutions. But first, let’s familiarise ourselves with Healthify Pro.
CGM or constant glucose monitoring is a device that measures your blood sugar in real-time. When you get HealthifyPro, you buy into a comprehensive fitness program which includes a CGM, a smart scale and the Pro plan on the app.
You are put into direct contact with your personal dietitians and coaches who assist you in planning the preferable diet and physical activities suited for you. As aforementioned, HealthifyPro also bundles a smart scale, which can be paired with your phone’s Bluetooth. The smart scale helps you measure not just your weight but even calculates your body mass index, bone mass, skeletal Mass, and subcutaneous fat among other health indicators.
The smart scale, once paired with the HealthifyPro app, will show you the weight percentage you have lost and how much more you need to lose. Seems rose-tinted? Allow us to explain.
Keeping Up Your New Year Resolutions Like A Pro
There are two critical hurdles people have reported against when it comes to resolution. Let’s take a closer look at each of them
Setting Unrealistic Goals
There is merit in setting stretch goals, but we need to manage how we react to failure. If we don’t, we may ultimately end up demotivating ourselves. If you’re pushing yourself harder than your circumstances allow, it’s only a matter of time before you crash. Thus we plan a structured layout for you.
We get to the bottom of the issue by assessing your medical history, reviewing medications and analysing diagnostic reports and help you understand your condition better to aim appropriately. We help you build a positive relationship with food by helping you learn to balance nutrition with foods you love.
Lack Of Accountability & Planning
The notion of accountability has emerged as a human tool to motivate people. It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable. Being answerable for our choices helps us make better and thought-through decisions.
With Healthify Pro we track your progress by analysing your diet, health, activities etc. We arrange regular coach catch-up and doctors’ consultation for feedback which further helps you stay true to yourself. No target too far!
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While Ria, your personal AI assistant is available at your service 24*7, there are times when you need an exhaustive guide on various topics ranging from nutrition and healthcare to medical conditions and it is here when our encyclopedic blogs come into the picture. In today’s era, we understand that time is a luxury. We also recognise the unfortunate circulation of not-so-factual information that deceives us and thus, our team is resolute in delivering authentic, high-quality content to you. We take the onus of simplifying convoluted materials into language that’s understandable by the masses and resonates with almost everyone who reads an article under our name.
Our blogs not only answer the what, whys, where, who, whens, and hows but have a solution-oriented approach. Every article that reaches you is carefully curated with relevant information and goes through several levels of reviewing to make sure only credible insights are put across. Our aim is that everyone who understands the language and wants to know about health and nutrition should want to read our blogs. We strive to establish a relationship with you where your queries are heard and answered in the simplest manner.
Finally, what makes us stand apart is the fact that we appreciate the human within each of us. We acknowledge that temptations can overpower the best of us and beguile us from our resolute efforts. Giving us a certain category of food completely or a crash diet plan is against our policies. We rather emphasise controlled portions and conscious eating that translates to a healthy you! A you that loves to be yourself. Last but never the least, it’s imperative to remember our perfect ways. In some ways we are beautiful. In others, we are human. We are here. Happy New Year’s. Let’s make it ours.