As I see it New Years resolutions don’t work simply because people are living one way, and this one time each year they make all these promises that are so different than the way they live on a daily basis that it makes it next to impossible to stick to them. The real trick is to treat each and every day as a new year.
Start out with small simple resolutions, things that you can accomplish, then you will get used to the feeling of reaching a goal you set. Then you can start working into those big things. One example millions of people say each new year is “I’m going on a diet” they start this whole new way of eating, and fall off the bandwagon after a week. The real trick for that one is to start changing your diet slowly, you will find that you start eating healthier, and then slowly, and healthily the pounds will start to melt away……
So here is a suggestion I will put out there for the new year. For your first new years resolution this year, make it something small and simple, something that you can check off your list by the end of the week. You can take a pad of paper, and start writing down your ‘resolutions’. Start with the smallest things, try to get a good hand full of those (it can even be something as simple as folding the laundry, or clean the bathroom), then add in a few medium ones, and eventually one ‘big one’. Start working on your list, as you work through those small ones, you will be able to cross them off your list. Your mind/body/soul will get used to accomplishing these things. You will start to think ‘I can do this!’, and the more that you know you can do, the more you will. Those tasks will seem less and less ominous, and before you know it you will have tackled some of those ‘resolutions’ that you could never accomplish in years past. You can do anything you set your heart to, you just have to believe in yourself!
So happy new moment everyone! Here is to setting your goals, and accomplishing them!