LONDON, February 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Another New Year and a new opportunity to make those all too common short lived resolutions that fall by the wayside before the end of January.
The private medical insurance team at Drewberry felt something needed to be done and have announced the '7 Steps to Resolution Success'. Andrew Jenkinson, Head of Health Insurance at Drewberry ( http://www.drewberryhealthinsurance.co.uk/) said 'We are motivated people who want to do well and stick to our resolutions so we came up with seven steps to help keep us on track. It doesn't have to be a new year, a goal is a goal and to see a goal through to the end we need a bit of grit and determination and a few key ingredients.'
Aviva's 2011 'New Year, New You' report found the vast majority of New Year's Resolutions to have died a sudden and uneventful death at some point in January with 80% of people admitting that past attempts at making positive changes to their lifestyle had faltered by February 1st. Drewberry insurance have put together their '7 Steps to Resolution Success' to help buck the trend.
1. What is your plan of action?
You are destined for failure if you conjure up your goal and simply cross your fingers and hope for the best. Baby steps, for most mere mortals just setting a goal is not enough, it needs planning out; you need to be able to see that you are progressing to be motivated to continue. Plan your goal with key milestones, hurdles you might face and incentivise yourself with small treats along the way.
2. Why are you doing this again?
Why is your goal important? If you have to think about this question your goal will soon be forgotten, motivation matters and if the goal is not important to you it is far too easy to let it slide.
3. What is your Plan B?
Let's face it, life is just a series of mistakes from which you have to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and learn. The key is not in not falling off but picking yourself up and having the courage and determination to get back on the horse when you do fall.
4. Where is your support?
Share your goals with friends and family, talk to them about what you want to achieve and make them aware of your progress, the good and the bad. It is those closest to you who will provide you with words of wisdom and positive thought when you need it most.
5. Rome was not built in a day.
Slow down, your goals have to be reasonable; many people get over-zealous come the New Year and expect to go from couch potato to marathon man in a week. For real personal growth, slow and steady is the answer, have reasonable expectations and momentum will naturally build over time.
6. Will you be letting anyone down?
It is easy to let the voices in your head take over and pawn you off with excuses of why your goal is a waste of time. What if you had to report to someone else with your progress? Whether a friend or family member, have them track your progress and keep you focused on your goal, it is far more difficult to pawn them off with petty excuses.
7. Do you suffer from Unsuccessfulitis?
A truly terrible disease, you stick with your goal and start to see results and then unsuccessfulitis rears its ugly head. Fear sets in, what if you actually achieve your goal? Sometimes people are so attached to who they are and their life as they know it they can unconsciously sabotage themselves for the fear of change. While it can be scary to go beyond your comfort zone, it is necessary to become the new you, the more you step out of your comfort zone the more liberating it becomes.
Although the statistics are stacking up against you, if you follow these simple steps and get the support of others your goals can be achieved. For more information on tips to healthier living and ways to achieve your goals visit the NHS Change 4 Life ( http://www.nhs.uk/change4life/Pages/change-for-life.aspx) website.
If motivation alone is not enough to keep you on track how about the added incentive of saving some pennies. If quitting smoking is your goal and you have mortgage protection, ( http://www.drewberrymortgageinsurance.co.uk/total-mortgage-protection-insurance/) staying smoke free for 12 months and beyond could see your life insurance premiums drop by as much as 30%. If you are a fitness junky and have a personal health insurance ( http://www.drewberryhealthinsurance.co.uk/individual-health-insurance/) plan by declaring your healthy lifestyle to the insurers you could save on your premiums there to.
About Drewberry Insurance
Drewberry Insurance is a trading name of Drewberry Ltd, which operates as a whole of market insurance intermediary in the health and protection insurance markets.
Drewberry provide personal insurance services advising on a range of products from income insurance to life cover with a specialist team helping self employed individuals get the cover they require, from disability (insurance ( http://www.drewberryincomeprotection.co.uk/income-protection-cover/disability-income-protection-insurance/) to self employed health insurance. (http://www.drewberryhealthinsurance.co.uk/self-employed-health-insurance/)
Drewberry also provide business insurance services advising on corporate health insurance, ( http://www.drewberrygroupinsurance.co.uk/corporate-health-insurance/) business life insurance, group income protection and group critical illness cover.
Drewberry Ltd is an appointed representative of Chase Templeton Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority, register number 311612. Registered address: Vantage House, 1 Weir Road, London, SW19 8UX.
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