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How to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions from Failing

How to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions from Failing

Nov 04, 2021

The beginning of the year is traditionally the best time to make changes in your life, but it often easier said than done.

The generally accepted statistics state that only 8 to 12 percent of all new year’s resolutions make it to the end of the year. To avoid being part of the 80 percent or so who don’t make it through February, take a look at these tips on how to keep your new year's resolutions.

What are the Most Popular Resolutions?

According to the recent Holiday Season Report from the Statista Global Consumer Survey, out of all U.S. participants making resolutions, wellness was at the top of the list with 44% wanting to exercise more, 42% planning to eat healthier and 31% setting an intention to lose weight in 2021.

If the statistics are accurate, there is a pretty good chance that you are also focusing on your wellness this year. Most wellness-focused resolutions require a life change to achieve any degree of success. If it was easy, you wouldn’t to resolve to do it.

Why Do New Year’s Resolutions Fail?

One of the primary reasons that new year's resolutions fail is because of distractions. Distractions of any sort can cause you to fall off track with your goals.

Distractions can be easy-to-address things like Netflix binging or social media scrolling. They can also be soreness from workouts, stress eating to cope with a difficult day, or loss of motivation because of too many other things going on.

Even if you are doing your best to follow through on the goals you have set, unforeseen distractions can sneak up to throw you off track. You may need to dig a little deeper to solve these problems. Sometimes little changes to your routine can equal big changes in the long run!

Dealing with Physical Irritation

Physical irritation is extremely common for anyone putting in work at the gym, on the trail, in the studio, or wherever you get your workout. In order for muscles to grow, they must be used to the point that micro-tears are created. When these tears heal, muscles get stronger. Though this is a normal process, it is easy to overdo it.

Topical CBD works with endocannabinoid receptors directly under the skin to reduce inflammation and relieve pain. Receptra Naturals Serious Relief Targeted Topical also has the added benefits of arnica to address soreness and camphor for better delivery. Rub Targeted Topical CBD for workouts on sore muscles and joints to help you recover faster and stay on track with your exercise routine.

Coping with Stress Eating

Making a lifestyle change in your eating habits is one of the most difficult things to do. It requires a lot of willpower and focus. Humans are creatures of habit and that also includes the foods we eat. One of the biggest distractions when it comes to eating better is stress.

Just when you think you have enough to worry about, your jeans seem to be fitting a bit tighter . . . and not in a good way. Stress has not only made you want to pull out your hair, but it has also been the catalyst for those extra pounds.

The first step is to address the stress. Your body contains a natural endocannabinoid system (ECS) with receptors placed throughout the body, including the brain. Unlike most receptors in the body which can only communicate in one direction, endocannabinoid receptors can incite two-way communications. This means that cells can talk to each other. Two-way communication allows them to exchange information about a situation and quiet the mind that would otherwise become stressed.

CBD can enhance this communication system and help you relax without the assistance of that doughnut in your hand. Seriously, drop the doughnut and walk away slowly.

Staying Focused Through Distractions

Your inability to focus can kill your productivity, keep you from achieving your goals and can be a big reason your new year resolutions fail. Whether it is work or school or "other," focusing is crucial for getting things done. CBD can help you find focus, naturally.

The two-way communications system in the ECS can help quiet the brain and weed (not like marijuana weed) out distractions so that you can focus on the task at hand. More focus usually equals more motivation. Though any Receptra CBD tincture will work to ignite this process, Receptra Seriously Relax CBD for stress has the added benefits of natural botanicals including passionflower and lavender, to keep you calm.

Distracted by Exhaustion

Sleep is crucial. According to the National Sleep Foundation, getting enough rest is a serious issue for 50 to 70 million Americans. The past two decades have seen a surge in poor sleep. This means an increase in bloodshot eyes, frequent yawning, as well as an upswing in the caffeinated energy drink market.

It is really difficult to be productive and motivated when you are exhausted. CBD for sleep is a natural way to help you keep your new year resolutions by allowing you to take on the day; bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Receptra Serious Rest CBD for sleep tinctures, capsules and gummies are a great way to get the rest you need, naturally.

Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions

There are so many distractions that can get in the way of your goals. Though a lot of the stressors of 2020 have not been eliminated by throwing away the calendar, there is still plenty of opportunities to start fresh. Don't let your new year's resolutions fail because of distractions that you can control with just a little help.