As Christmas comes to a close, and New Year’s approaches, it it time to start preparing 2018 resolutions. Oh boy, isn’t this the best part about bringing in the new year?
Setting New Year resolutions is easy for most people, but staying true to them tends to be the difficult part. I’m guilty of the common “I plan to eat better, take a jog 5 times a week, and lose weight” plan and fail.
Why is it so hard to keep a resolution? I have a theory.
When some people set goals for themselves, they are usually unrealistic and far-fetched. In other words, the goals are usually set to fail from the start. I hope doesn’t make me sound too mean. So, what kind of goals do people make that have set my theory? As I said before, one of the most common resolutions is to lose, or gain weight in a short amount of time. There are also other ones such as:
- Getting a new or better job, and accumulating copious amounts of money or royalties in a short period of time (1 or 2 months).
- Finding a mate within the first 3 months of the new year.
But now that brings up many questions, a very important one being: what should I do to prevent from going overboard with my resolution(s)?
Start light. There are 365 days in a year (unless it’s a leap year), so you should be able to reach your goal by 11:59pm on December 31st. Don’t rush yourself into completing the goal right away, because that takes the journey and growth away. You don’t learn much when rushing.
Take it one day at a time. This goes along with preventing rushing. Instead of looking at your goal in one big picture, just focus on what you can do to help accomplish it present day.
Ask for help. Seriously, if you feel like you are losing motivation to keep going with your resolution(s), find some help. Talk to a trusted parent, friend, or whoever. You set your goal for a reason, don’t give up.
I would definitely be interested in hearing whether you have any New Year Resolutions. I will be posting about mine on the 1st!
That’s all for this blog! Thanks so much for reading, have a great night.
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