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New Year’s resolutions are notoriously for being two things: overly ambitious and completely forgotten by February.
Yet, the practice of setting a goal or making a change alongside the fresh start of a new year is still worthwhile. The secret lies in ensuring your resolutions are setting you up for success — instead of failure.
Here are our five best tips for setting achievable New Year’s resolutions.
Break it down
If your goal is a lofty one, you’re more likely to give up when you don’t see instant results. That doesn’t mean you can’t achieve a lot in a year — you just might need to adjust your expectations each month. For instance, if your resolution is to run a marathon in 2020, but you’ve currently never finished a 5k, you may need to break your goal down into smaller achievements. Set a resolution to develop a running routine one month, increase your mileage the next month, then compete in a shorter distance after that. By focusing on smaller goals along the way, you’ll get several “wins” under your belt on the way to your ultimate goal.
Consider addition over subtraction
All too often, people make resolutions for habits they want to stop. While there are plenty of bad habits worth quitting, giving something up is far more challenging than adding something healthy and positive into your life. For example, rather than setting a resolution to eat less sugar in 2020, consider resolving instead to eat more vegetables in 2020. Not only are vegetables great for you nutritionally, but filling up on more healthy foods will naturally help you eat less of the foods that might not make you feel as good.
Find a buddy
Accountability is essential for reaching a goal. Whether you’re striving to meet a big fitness goal or finish a longstanding project, having someone who knows your goal and can check in on you from time to time to see how you’re doing is a great way to stay on track.
Invest in yourself
Having the right tools and gear to meet your goals helps to both prepare you and boost your confidence. Plus, you’ll be more likely to follow through if you’ve spent money to support your 2020 plans.
Give yourself permission to fail…and try again
If February rolls around and you’ve already fallen out of your new fitness routine or plans to make lunch everyday instead of buy, don’t beat yourself up. Remember that you set a New Year’s resolution — and a year is a long time. Even if you haven’t executed your plans perfectly right away, you can still make progress toward improvement.
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Your sock size shouldn’t be a guessing game. Our socks range from small to double XL, but the best way to know the perfect fit for you is to match your shoe size to the chart on the left. That way, you’ll know the size you select will give you the fit and feel you expect.
Between sizes? Go with your gut, but rest assured that your socks will still fit great. If you receive your order and find yourself wishing you’d gone up or down a size, just let us know. We’ll happily send you replacements for your preferred size.
Concerned about laundry mix-ups? All FITS® socks are coordinated by color and size, based on the colors you see on the size chart. So, you won’t have to worry about mixing up your sizes with the other FITS® wearers in your home. (But stray socks mysteriously going missing in the dryer? Unfortunately, we can’t help with that.)
Sock sizes are typically measured in inches, not by your shoe size. So, a sock size 6-8 will comfortably fit someone whose feet are between six and eight inches long. However, at FITS®, we make it easy for you to choose the ideal sock size without having to measure your foot. Simply use our sock size conversion chart based on your shoe size to select the right fit for you.
To measure your foot for socks, measure the length from the heel of your foot to the tip of your longest toe. The measurement in inches correlates to your sock size. For example, if your foot is 10 inches long, a sock size 9-11 should fit you comfortably. At FITS®, you can skip this step and find your sock size based on your shoe size using our conversion chart.
The sock size conversion refers to sock size compared to shoe size. While all companies may vary slightly on which size socks to purchase based on your shoe size, you can always measure your foot to find the right fit for you.
Because sock sizes are determined by the length of your foot in inches vs. your shoe size, shoe and sock sizes differ. The FITS® sock size to shoe size conversion is as follows:
Knowing this makes it easy to choose the ideal sock size based on your shoe size without measuring your foot.
Sock sizes typically don’t correlate with age. For kids, age can be a general indicator of what size sock they’ll need, but everyone is different. An adult sock size 9-12 fits anyone whose feet are approximately nine to twelve inches long. For kids’ sock sizing, check with the company to find exact details to ensure your little one gets the perfect fit.
Got more questions about finding the perfect sock size for you? Let’s talk.