Recommendations of the month
By Beatriz Rochin
Have you started working on your New Year resolutions for 2015?
Each New Year that begins, we set different goals or objectives to be achieved, but the question is: Do we really fulfill them all? The truth is that proposing resolutions for the New Year is really easy; the hard part is to follow them and achieve them.
According to a study by the American University of Scranton, 45% of people that set resolutions for the New Year, only 8% fulfill them.
In order to not be part of the 37% that give up and quit, today is good time to start with the right foot this 2015, here are some recommendations that will help us fulfill our purposes and have a prosperous 2015.
First we must focus on achievable goals to avoid falling into frustration, because it can be very demotivating to establish unrealistic goals, as we generally tend to lose interest when we do not see immediate results.
A good strategy is to write the goal somewhere where we can see it every day, either in a post-it on the agenda, stuck in the mirror etc. this way by writing it down and thinking of it constantly will motivate us to fight for it, because if it stays in our minds the resolution becomes just a wish.
Sometimes we can be very reserved and don’t want anyone to know our resolutions but studies say, letting people know your resolutions is a good idea because it is harder to give up when you tell your friends and family what you plan to do, and there are quite likely to ask you about your progress, which will help you stay on track.
Betting the completion of the goal with someone, helps us to achieve it, since it’s been proved thru behavioral economics that money is a powerful incentive, it has been found that the chances increase significantly if there’s money to win involved in the process. This without losing sight of the goal itself and putting the monetary incentive in second place compared to the satisfaction of reaching the main goal.
We know that some goals are harder than others, but everyone needs willpower, perseverance and patience.
Undoubtedly, one of the most important goals in life and one that should be taken care of more delicately is happiness, because we have to learn to live and enjoy the present and value every achievement no matter how small it is.
Let me recommend some goals so you can add them to your list this year: healthy eating, exercise and getting enough rest. I can assure you that fufilling this goals will make your stress levels to be reduced considerably; you will enjoy good health and will start every day with great energy.
Did you know…?
Did you know that the sign “Welcome to Las Vegas” is powered by solar energy?
“Welcome to Las Vegas” is the world’s most famous sign created in 1959 by Betty Willis and Ted Rogich. This global icon is located in the southern part of the Vegas Strip, and has officially become the ecological poster of the city. Since, Las Vegas is one of the sunniest places on earth, the authorities of that city use solar energy to illuminate the most representative eco sign of the United States.
¿Did you know…?
Mexico means “navel of the moon”. The Náhuat “Metztli” (moon) and “xictli” (navel). The Aztecs pronounced it “Meshico”. The Spaniards wrote “Mexico” since the pronunciation of “j” wasn’t included in their vocabulary. When the spelling changed from “x” to “j” they started calling it “Mejico” but continued to write “Mexico” which is valid for the Royal Academy of Spanish Language since it allows grammar exceptions for proper names.
¿Did you know…?
During the Civil War, when troops returned to their barracks without any casualties, they would write down on a big board phrase “0 Killed” (zero dead). Hence the expression OK to express that everything is good.
¿Did you know…?
Swimming helps you exercise almost every muscle in your body, and that being against the water, the movement of your arms and legs strengthen your shoulders, hips and abdomen. This sport serves many people to rehabilitate them if they have a disability, as you bodyweight reduces in water and can perform various movements easier.