It’s Resolution Time! Happy 2020
Let me start by wishing you all a Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful time ringing in the new year with your friends and family — I sure did!
The start of a brand new year (and decade!) is associated with new beginnings. With new beginnings comes the tendency to reflect on the past — the good and the bad. From that reflection, we resolve to change for the best! Often these resolutions start with a lot of enthusiasm that quickly fades.
Did you know that roughly only 8% of the population stick to their New Year’s resolutions each year? That means that a whopping 92% fail. There are, however, ways to make sticking to your resolutions a little bit easier! The key is short term goals; continuously set short term goals for long term results!
People who break their resolutions into small, manageable chunks typically have more success. For example, if your resolution is to eat more vegetarian meals, instead of simply resolving to eat less meat this year — focus on one week at a time. You may choose to have vegetarian breakfasts and lunches each day of the week. Choose your recipes, shop for the ingredients and stick to it! If you leave nothing up to chance, you’re much more likely to succeed. Make your goal about the journey, not the outcome!
Something that I have taken to enjoy is making meaningful family resolutions. If you haven’t done this yet — it’s not too late! In my family, our resolutions are things like: eating more meals together as a family, trying new, ethnically diverse recipes whenever possible, and generally spending more time together whether it be cooking together, playing cards or watching movies!
Wishing all of you joy and happiness for 2020. As always, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @kidcochildcare and on Instagram @cheflisaruscica!
Chef Lisa Ruscica
Chief Food Ambassador