This is the time of year when out with the old and end with the new is the mantra by which many live. It is a time to begin thinking and planning for the new year and to create resolutions.
Resolutions are typically made but most often not followed through. Of all the resolutions made for the new year, only about 10% of them will come to fruition. Why is that?
Resolutions are decisions to DO or NOT DO something. Lose weight, work out more, be more kind, or save money. To truly follow-through with any of our resolutions we need to be changing our day-to-day behaviors, to change our mindset, alter our ways of thinking and acting.
What is your new year’s resolution? What course of action are you going to take to resolve an issue, problem, or obstacle in your life? How are you going to program your mindset to change habits and create new ones?
This year, instead of writing resolutions you may or may not accomplish, resolve to BE the thing you desire most this year.
BE lighter, BE healthier, BE kinder, BE a saver or whatever it is you desire.
It’s inevitable that when trying to make a change, there will be lapses. You shouldn’t feel guilty about giving in to your cravings but accept that it is part of the learning process and move on. Do not wallow there. It does you no good. Bad habits can take years to become ingrained and there are no quick fixes in making major lifestyle changes. These may be clichés but we learn by our mistakes and every day is a new day – and you can start each day afresh.
Resolve to enter the process of becoming. The process requires you to try, fail, and try again. Becoming is hard work and it’s okay to need more than one try to get it right. Resolve and promise yourself to enter in to the journey and not give up at the slightest sign of weakness or temptation. A resolution is a purposeful action designed to move and motivate you to BE better.
If you begin thinking and behaving like the resolution you desire, then you will BE what you need in 2019.
What are YOUR new year’s resolutions? Do you have an action plan when you grow tired or weary? I would love to read your resolutions, and help you get where you are going.