It’s the end of the year, you know what that means. It’s time to make your New Year’s resolution. No matter where you go, everyone is talking about it. The web is buzzing with ideas on how to lose weight, feel better, be more successful, be kinder, make more money, and the list goes on. It’s time to set a goal.
It feels like peer pressure to me, why do I need to change right now? I like me just the way I am! I feel like we’re building the Six Million Dollar Man, Smarter, Faster, Stronger….. you remember, right?
Why do we need one day out of the year to make us try to be better at whatever it is we feel needs improvement. We’re being set up for failure. We didn’t pick this date, everyone around us did. I heard one person say she was quitting smoking, going on a diet, and starting to exercise. That’s a great way to put your body in total shock.
Let’s be realistic- when making a resolution we usually choose something that we’d like to add or takeaway to enhance our life. Any big changes can not occur overnight. Although I don’t believe in making a resolution, I do believe in growing personally and professionally. I have a Vision Board and all through the year I take steps to achieve my goals.
This New Year’s instead of creating an unrealistic goal for yourself, try making a list, sort it by priority, and write each step you need to take to get there, but keep it real.
1. Organize my life, my house, etc. (This is a huge change)
_ Jan- clean out drawers – 2-3 per week
_ Feb- clean out closets
_ and so on
2. Get out of debt
_ Start with one credit card to pay off (maybe the one with the highest interest
_ Lower you’re budget eating out, shopping, etc
_ Run all errands in one day to save on gas
3. Lose weight
A 1998 survey sponsored by Gardenburger found that more than three-fourths of all women between the ages of 25 and 54 make diet and weight-loss plans each year. Nearly nine of 10 respondents reported only occasional or no success, while almost half lost little or actually gained weight instead.
The people who succeed at losing weight and maintaining the loss have usually been motivated by a dream much bigger and more positive than just losing weight. They see themselves living a healthy lifestyle. They begin to act and think like people who are in good physical shape. There’s more of a radical change in a person’s thinking and actions than you see with most resolutions. It wouldn’t be possible to effect and sustain such a radical change unless the person is motivated by a big dream that is positive in nature.
- source http://www.selfgrowth.com
Find the time that’s right for you, plan it out, and you will succeed. As for me, I don’t have a New Year’s resolution but I did write myself a note to make my eye doctor appointment so I can get new glasses!
Happy New Year’s My Friends! This One Is For You!!!!