According to Inc., research suggests that about 60 percent of people make New Year’s resolutions, but only about eight percent are successful in achieving them. With the New Year and a new decade quickly approaching, here are a few tips on how to achieve your resolutions and consider your pain in your plans:
- Keep your resolutions realistic and attainable. This is where many people falter as they set new goals because setting unrealistic or unattainable goals can quickly become discouraging and cause you to discard them. That said, don’t feel like finding a pain relief solution is unrealistic – there are so many new and emerging products on the market that inspire hope.
- Be specific and write down a tactic for exactly how you plan to implement each resolution. Being specific is very important when outlining resolutions. Saying “I’m going to set a timer on my phone to meditate for ten minutes each day to reduce my stress” sets you up for greater success than “I’m going to stress less,” because it breaks the goal down into manageable pieces. It helps you win the day, week or month on the way to your larger goal.
- Resolve to budget for self-care items that offer pain relief. Even if it’s only a small sum per month, allocating part of your budget for items that may help you live more comfortably are worth it, whether you prefer the latest devices, monthly massages, weighted blankets, meditation subscriptions or other pain management items that are right for you. You can also plan to set holiday cash or gift cards aside for these purchases, or request some as gifts this month. For a curated list of items that we recommend for pain management, please click here.
- If you’re resolved to find non-drug pain relief, consider giving yourself the gift of Oska Pulse. Utilizing Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy, which is proven to relieve pain all across the body, the compact and wearable Oska Pulse device can be worn throughout the day and doesn’t have any side effects – you may even forget you are wearing it! Plus, it is also Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) reimbursable, with a military discount Whether you purchase this month, or next month after you are gifted some money, it can be a great investment as you explore non-drug solutions that may work for your pain.
Our wish is for you to find relief from your pain, and we hope these tips are able to help you get there as you set resolutions for the coming year that will stick. If you are curious about how Oska Pulse uses PEMF technology to relieve pain, please visit www.oskawellness.com to learn more about how it works.