Did you know that four out of five will drop their New Year’s Resolution by February?We have scoliosis, and it is crucial to alleviate pain, turn it around, and get our lives back. It’s not just a New Year’s Resolution. It’s a life resolution. Make the commitment today to embody your stronger self, your get-out-and-do-stuff self, and your I-can-totally-do-this self. by getting active – Be a Scolio-Mover and Doer, not a sitter and pain-er. How do you embody your resolution? Simply make the effort, one step and one workout at a time. And here are your first two steps: start with our featured Scolio-Pilates exercise below, and follow this link to five tips to get your inner Scolio-Mover moving!
1- Be Specific
When setting a New Year’s resolution, you should break it down and answer the questions of what, why, how, when, and where. You need to be specific. For example, if you were to go on a trip, you wouldn’t just write “airport” on your map; you would write which airport you are going to. Plan your resolution as if you are planning a trip; you must think about the destination and how you will get there.
2- No Timeframe
However, don’t trap “Be Specific” in the constrict of timeframe. If you give yourself a set number of days, your focus will only be on that rather than how you achieve your goal. If you give yourself a set number of days, your focus will only be on that rather than how you achieve your goal. What if you planned a goal for three months? Would three months and a week be considered a failure?
Define the problem and set detailed actions to get it done, and focus on the action. The more specific you are, the better the chance of your succeeding.
3- Identify Accountability Partners for Support
Living with scoliosis is not easy, and making changes to take control of your scoliosis can be daunting. According to the Cleveland Journal, you should keep data to track your progress and where you need help. Are weekends more challenging for you? Can a friend be your accountability partner? It is not easy to do it alone; having a support system will keep you accountable and consistent.
4- Be Consistent
When setting your resolutions and expectations, the critical factor is consistency.
It’s always challenging to change; we are all set in our routines, and finding a new balance is unsettling. For example, if doing a whole Scolio-Pilates class seems too daunting, start with the featured exercise daily, then work up to doing the warm-up. Give yourself achievable goals but be consistent! Consistency will help you achieve your goals; you must show up for yourself.
5- Embody your Inner Scolio-Mover!
Planning, accountability, and consistency are necessary steps to achieve your plan. Make your goal real and not just an idea; one step at a time and embody your resolution! Embody the new you.
Are you ready to start today? Whether you are someone living with scoliosis or a professional helping those with scoliosis, join our Scolio-Pilates On Demand here. You will have two weeks of free scoliosis-specific exercises with a live class every Thursday at 3 pm ET (New York, USA) and access to over 100 classes. It’s time to take control. Be a Scolio-Mover!”