Eating healthier and exercising more frequently are two things typically cited as New Years resolutions. While some are able to stick to their resolutions, others sometimes give up on the goal they set for themselves in the first place, even just a few weeks into the new year.
Dr. Mary Jung is an Associate Professor from the University of British Columbia. She specializes in Health and Exercise Sciences, and offers a great deal of expertise in lifestyle modification and dieting. She says the reason people often don’t stick to their resolutions is because they tend to set goals that are unrealistic.
“When things feel daunting, it’s often because the goals we set for ourselves are too big.” – Dr. Mary Jung, Associate Health Professor, UBC
Jung also emphasized the importance of achieving bigger goals is to set smaller ones and take them step by step.