I don’t want to sound like an old grump, I enjoy the festive period as much as the next person. However, I wanted to talk specifically about New year’s resolutions.
Now is the time where we will often re-evaluate our lives, for example, we think about what changes we should be making to improve our lives. We may think of finding a new job, going to the gym more often, set new goals and a lot more.
Now clearly, looking to improve ourselves in some way is always a good thing but why does it have to be only at New Year? Studies have shown that approximately 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail, yet a lot of us still persist with them.
In fact, this year in an attempt to actually stick to a resolution, instead of setting them myself, I asked my wife if there was anything she wanted me to change. I must admit I was quite concerned what she might come back with! Fortunately, it was nothing too arduous, just be a bit better at taking the rubbish out!
There’s a multitude of reasons why we might fail, not least of all, some of us are just more determined/stubborn (delete as appropriate!) than others. It could be that having had a bit of time off over the Christmas break, you get back on the work treadmill and our resolutions get pushed down your priority list. You’ll know what your personal ones are.
The link above will give you some tips to help if you want to persist in any resolutions you have already made. I’d like to make another suggestion though, why wait until the end of the year to make potentially serious life choices?
You can make changes to your life every single day of the year, some small some big. All you need to do is be aware of what’s happening in your life and assess whether you’re happy with it.
So, just make this resolution starting today. Evaluate the important things in your life and take action to improve the things you’re not happy with. Why wait?
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