What is a resolution anyway?
At the beginning of each new year many people talk about making resolution especially about improving the quality of their health. Usually by the end of the month most people have broken their resolutions. Why is this? In fact my question is what is a resolution anyway? Maybe if we understood what a resolution really was we could be successful at keeping them.
Webster’s Dictionary answered my question by defining a resolution as the act of analyzing a complex notion into simpler ones. As soon as I read this definition I knew why so many people fail to act on their resolution. Resolutions are about analyzing not about action. I think it is fantastic that people want look at their current health situation and break it down into simpler steps. Anyone who does that has completed the resolution process. The next steps are the important ones to make a change. This is where patients value our time together in my office because they come in with their resolutions and I help them create a manageable plan achieve their goals. For example I had a patient come in yesterday because she just had a beautiful baby and wanted to ask questions on how to implement healthy weight loss while breastfeeding. We talked about her concerns and created a nutritional and behavioral change to support her goals continue to breast feed safely. She was happy have a 3 month plan for her to achieve her goals.
She is a great example of how to take a resolution and put it into action to make your health dreams come true. Consider working with a health care expert to create a plan to achieve your goals instead of just making a resolution.
Dr. Dae's website: www.healthydaes.org
Dr. Dae's book: Daelicious! Recipes for Vibrant Living can be purchased @ www.amazon.com or www.healthydaes.org
Dr. Dae's Bio:
Daemon "Dr. Dae" (pronounced Dr. Day) Jones is a Naturopathic Physician who completed her training at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine. She is certified as a General Practitioner by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE).