We sure love starting over don’t we? Just the thought of the new year gets us excited. It has always meant a fresh start, new experiences and memories to look forward to. When you think new year, you immediately think of bettering yourself, starting a diet maybe? Finally going to the gym long term? Beginning that book you’ve been wanting to write for years? Maybe even travel the world like you’ve always planned? I strongly remember a teacher back in the 5th grade explaining to us the importance of flourishing as a person every year through resolutions and ever since, I’ve always tried to have and maintain them. And for as long as I can remember, as has everyone else, but just how good are you at keeping your resolutions from start to the very finish?
Don’t you hate it when you remember all your 2015 resolutions and you suddenly realize you have four days to lose ten pounds? – Ray William Johnson
Yeah, I’d say most of us aren’t very good. By the time the twenty sixth of December has rolled in, we’re questioning where the year has gone along with all our bettering yourself plans. Between Christmas and New Years, you’re pondering what your next move for the following year is going to be like. By January fifth, you’ve forgotten that you even came up with resolution plans. Continue this pattern on repeat from the top. This happens for a large number of reasons like: procrastination, unrealistic goal setting, demotivation, etc.
I feel like we just don’t have the right attitude when we’re trying to change ourselves for the better. Why is it that although we want to improve ourselves, we don’t just wake up in the morning with the motivation and impulse? Do we really have to wait an entire year for some fireworks and a ball to drop to want to enhance ourselves, to be better us?
Of course not. If you want to change something, start immediately. Wake up every day striving to improve yourself in the aspects you think require development. Don’t start ridiculously big with your goals or else you won’t get too far with them. Start with small milestones that will aid you in reaching your ultimate goal. Inevitably, you’ll get to your aspiration soon enough with your dedication and patience and it’ll all be worth it in the end. If you fail one day, it’s perfectly okay, there’s always tomorrow with a new start and many new opportunities. You don’t need a New Year’s resolution to be a better, happier person! You can do that on any day of the year with your resolve!
I hope you have a wonderful new year full of happiness and triumph, it’s yours to own it! Don’t just wish for an amazing year, make it so!