Do you ever feel like you make huge commitments in your health journey that you can’t keep? I know I do. But what if we stopped making grandiose, unachievable goals that we’ll inevitably fail at, and made smaller goals that will keep us improving in the long run?
I’ll give you an example.
Every year, my husband and I swear we’re going to spend less money eating out…
…and every year we spend about the same amount of money at restaurants.
At the end of the year, we always agree that we spent more money than wanted to in this budget category, and we remind ourselves of all the other things we could have spent that money on. We resolve to cook more at home. And for the first couple of months, we manage to do it. But as the year progresses, we’re eating out more and more often.
Why do we have such a hard time keeping this resolution?