Hoping you all had a lovely festive season and wishing you a Happy and Prosperous New Year.
The old routine is back in place here in the UK. The holiday season is officially over and most everybody is back at work or school. Now that it’s quiet, I have time to look back on the year just gone and to look forward to the year ahead; much like the two-faced god of Roman mythology, Janus.
Every year I always resolve to do things differently. I think,
‘This is the year I’m going to get my life together. I’m going to lose weight, get in shape, sort out the finances etc,’ I usually get off to a great start, but somewhere along the way all my resolutions always seem to crumble in the face of reality. The reality being I simply don’t have the time to make all the changes necessary to realise my ambitions by the end of the year.
So maybe I should just stop making resolutions all together. Maybe I should stop trying to improve myself and my situation and just learn to live with it.
But I can’t. I won’t.
Not when I know that my goals are not unobtainable. Not when I know there is a way to break through the wall that inevitably comes between me and my goals.
Maybe the problem lies in the resolutions themselves. They’re just too general. Instead of saying, ‘This year I’m going to lose weight,’ I should say, ‘This year, I’m giong to cut back on the junk food.’ Instead of saying, ‘I’m going to exercise more,’ I should say, ‘I’m going to attend a weekly exercise class.’ Instead of trying to erase all the outstanding debts at once, I should concentrate on the largest one first. If I just focus my efforts on those three small changes, I’ll that little bit closer to realizing my goals.
It’s worth a shot.
- Why We Make New Year’s Resolutions (psychcentral.com)