Lots of us make new-year’s resolutions but few of us succeed in obtaining those goals. Did you know (according to a study in the U.K.) that nearly 80% of all new-year’s resolutions are broken by the end of January? So Balance Bar Company is helping. While encouraging us to find better balance in 2013, Balance Bar has teamed with Amber Rosenberg , a certified life coach and Balance Bar’s official Resolutions Guru, to share helpful tips and ideas for setting successful resolutions for 2013 at Balance.com.
“Each year I hear that people’s top resolutions include losing weight, getting fit and finding more organization,” said Amber Rosenberg . “These are great goals, but the key for lasting success is setting them the right way – with a balanced approach.”
Balance Bar will be hosting its “Outlast Your New Year’s Resolutions” Facebook contest. The winner will receive a personal coaching session with Amber along with a prize package featuring Balance Bar products and items to help consumers achieve healthy balance in their goals. The contest runs January 1 – 18 and will include helpful tips from Amber, such as the 3 listed below:
Short-Term Focus - Humans, by nature, have a short-term focus and work better with small steps. Many don’t consider this when making resolutions. It takes too long to achieve a goal of losing 20 pounds or of fitting into your skinny jeans. It’s much more realistic, for example, to commit to replacing one can of soda in the afternoon with a much healthier alternative. The afternoon crash is always a diet-killer, so be prepared with smart snacks like Balance Bar Mini Energy Bars – these 100-calorie treats are packed with good-for-you protein, 23 vitamins and minerals and come in a variety of delicious flavors so you won’t feel deprived. The positive feedback from small, daily successes will create motivation and – eventually – lead to lasting, balanced change.
Be Patient with Yourself - On average, it takes 21 days to create a new habit. When you first get started, it will take more time and energy to focus on your daily goal. The trick is to notice when you didn’t accomplish your daily goal – and to not beat yourself up about it. After about three solid weeks of working on your daily goals, they’ll become second nature and part of your daily routine.
Enlist Your Support Network - Build the support and accountability you’ll need to make your resolution a reality. Talk with your partner or folks in your support network about your goals. Saying a resolution out-loud or even via social media creates outside accountability and increases your success rate by 80%. That’s why I’m excited to participate in the Outlast Your New Year’s Resolutions Facebook contest and offer more tips for consumers.
A live, two-hour Twitter chat with Amber and Balance Bar on January 9 at 1:30 PM EST/10:30 AM PST will also help kick off 2013.
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