Resolutions do not have to be just at the New Year. As circumstances in one’s life changes, so must we periodically take time to reevaluate what is important to us and what we want to accomplish. While it is good to have goals and timelines, it is often easier and more successful to try more short term time frames in order to feel the satisfaction of accomplishment. It is also in how one frames the thought of a resolution, which is why most fail after more than a few weeks. A great example is weight loss. Most people will resolve to make big changes, such as diet and exercise, however to be successful in the long term, it is a lifestyle change that can be done any time, and instead of being overwhelmed by that big of a change, resolve instead to spend time being active with friends a few days a week, or today I am going to make healthy eating choices, or even just for that meal. Whatever the resolution is, instead of waiting to make the change, just make them in small steps and periodically stop and reflect on what you have done.
- New year’s should remind us to reflect upon our lives, regardless of the time of year.
- If there is something you badly want, you should take steps, however small, to pursue it.
- It’s best to keep new goals small and obtainable and to work on one at a time.
“It’s not necessary to wait for December 31st to affirm what’s important to you, to consider what you want to nurture in yourself, and to make gentle course corrections.”