New Year’s Resolution Ideas, Tips, Thoughts and Best Practices for 2021

Welcome to Mindful Monday with Coach Tig,

The second weekend of 2021 is just about done, and we are getting closer to that time again. You know,
the time where 80% of New Year’s Resolutions are broken. According to the U.S. News & World Report,
up to 80 percent of New Year’s Resolutions fail by mid-February.

I personally believe that over 80% of people have probably already broken their New Year’s resolution
for 2021. I hope that I am wrong, and this is only my opinion. I can only speak for what I see out in the
world and from what I hear from speaking with some of my own friends. But you know what they say,
“Believe none of what you hear and only half of what you see.” And what I see these days when I am
driving around various cities, are packed drive-thrus with long-ass lines! I am going to go out on a
limb and take a wild guess that these drive-thrus are not really serving healthy meals.

I have also spoken to some friends that had made resolutions to start a consistent exercise routine in
2021, and unfortunately, they have not been able to start or stay consistent. Some with no good reason
at all, maybe a lack of motivation. Other friends with better reasons such as Covid or “Just feeling under
the weather”, as they say. Wait, does anyone really say that anymore?

The great news is, that tomorrow is a new day! We can simply make the decision to just restart
tomorrow with our 2021 New Year’s resolutions. Just because we have broken our resolution already
does not mean that the entire year is gone. To be honest, I broke my New Year’s resolution on Sunday,
January 3rd . I had a couple of cheats with dessert and dairy at a family BBQ. I am confident that 99% of
people started their healthy nutrition resolution on Monday, January 4th . I am happy to say that I did not
have a cheat meal all week and I have been on my game with healthy nutrition and consistent exercise.

My simple tips and ideas for New Year’s resolutions are to keep it simple and enjoy the process. We are
human and we’re not perfect, we will never be. Just give your best effort to be the best version of
yourself and try to improve each day. Small daily wins equal massive victories along your journey. If you
fall off track one day, then just pick yourself up and start again the next day. The important factor is to
take baby-steps and continue to improve each day, each week, each month and before you know it, it will
be time for your 2022 resolutions. I hope the year does not pass that fast! Start with eating one apple a
day and it will help you to start making better decisions with your nutrition. As they say, “You are what
you eat.” Fuel your body with nutritious foods with dark leafy greens, vegetables, fruits, and good
carbohydrates such as potatoes, oats, quinoa, and lentils. Start your exercise routine with 10-minutes
per day and slowly work your way up to 30-minutes.

At the end it all comes down to mindset. You have the power to control your mind to make better
decisions to lead a healthier life. Apply that same mindset to all aspects of life with relationships, career,
community involvement and any other resolutions that you might have.

Please listen to my podcast interview with Mike Garbiel on Mikeuppod, which is available on Apple or Spotify, and you will receive more great tips on New Year’s resolutions with mindset, nutrition, and exercise.

Song of the week: Para by Gianluca Vacchi & Ir Sais

Cheers to the rest of your Awesome 2021!

-Coach Tig

“It is the ability to bring out the best in others that makes you a leader” -Sadhguru