Whose big idea was it to fix up all our widow problems, mend our hearts and start fresh in January? And who invented New Year’s resolutions any how?
It’s no wonder that most New Year’s resolutions fail. But I’m not here to talk about failing. Neither am I saying that change is easy because it’s not.
Here are a few tips to start your new year:
- If you’re going to do resolutions, only do ONE. It takes a lot of energy and will power to change so focus on the one thing that means the most to you.
- Think carefully about your one choice. How will it make your life better? Make a new resolution for something you haven’t done before.
- Make it specific and doable. How will you know if you have succeeded if you don’t measure it?
- Don’t give up if you have a misstep. Believe in yourself and have faith that you will succeed.
- A resolution doesn’t have to be about depriving yourself of something. It can simply be about spending more time with family and friends by making them your top priority.
Ask yourself whether your decisions are carrying you forward as a single person. Is your fear of change disrupting your flow? It’s easier to say no to yourself than to someone else, but I would hate for you to live this year – or the next 5 or 10 years – pleasing others while neglecting yourself.