Every year, millions of Americans make the New Year’s resolution to stay fit and healthy or to lose weight. Many people in the United States also resolve to try something new, such as implementing a new look or trying a new beauty trend. To help individuals like you who made similar resolutions this past New Year stay on track with their goals, Dr. Paul W. Loewenstein offers the following tips.
Frame Your Goal in a Way That’s Fun
It is difficult to keep a New Year’s resolution if it feels like a dreaded task. Instead, try to reframe your goal in a way that’s fun. For instance, if your resolution is to work out more often, choose an exercise routine that you enjoy, such as taking dance classes, going rock climbing or hiking. If you look forward to the physical activity, you are more likely to stick with it.
Reward Yourself for Job Well Done
First, divide your ultimate objective into smaller, attainable goals, so you don’t feel overwhelmed with the larger task at hand. Then, reward yourself as you reach each step. This is a great way to ensure that you keep progressing toward your ultimate goal.
For example, if your New Year’s resolution was to get into better shape, make a promise to yourself to do some sort of physical activity for 20 minutes a day, three days a week. After one month, if you have kept your promise, give yourself a reward. Then, the next month, set a higher goal of exercising for 30 minutes a day, four times a week. Repeat this pattern until you have achieved your final objective.
Note: If your resolution is to stay fit or lose weight, don’t make food your reward! Instead, treat yourself to a new outfit or watch your favorite movie. Simply enjoying quiet time away from the kids while reading a good book can be a fulfilling reward, if that appeals to you.
Do Your Homework
Was your New Year’s resolution to try a new beauty trend or address an aesthetic concern that has long been bothering you? If so, do your homework before you pursue your goal. For instance, if you are considering changing your hairstyle dramatically, first visit a local wig shop and try on a few styles to see which ones best suit your unique features. If you would like to undergo a surgical or nonsurgical procedure to improve a cosmetic concern, make sure you research potential plastic surgeons and then choose a reputable surgeon whom you trust. You will be much happier with the results if you do your homework and educate yourself first, instead of proceeding blindly.
Ask for Help
Don’t be afraid to ask for help. The most successful people are the ones who have a good support system in place.
If your New Year’s resolution was to fine-tune your figure or address an aesthetic concern, Dr. Loewenstein is happy to assist you. He offers a wide range of plastic surgery and nonsurgical treatment options that will help you unveil a new and improve you this year.
To schedule a consultation and learn more about your cosmetic surgery or nonsurgical cosmetic treatment options, please contact the Milwaukee plastic surgery practice of Dr. Paul W. Loewenstein by calling (800) 614-5097.