When you think about New Year’s resolutions, what first comes to your mind?
Do you feel obligated to have some sort of resolution set and ready?
Since I’ve been around for a lot of a few decades, you can imagine I’ve made my share of resolutions. . .
. . .that went nowhere. I know, shocking.
I’m a big believer in a thought being followed by mental and emotional resolve and leading to an action.
Each decision is like a fork in the road, and until you decide which road you’ll take you’ll keep coming back to that same place. It must happen in your head first!
So here’s what’s inside my head regarding resolutions:
• Resolutions are not one size fits all. For some people it’s to run 3 marathons, and for someone else it’s to give up soda. Both are fantastic! Resolutions are relative. Don’t feel like a loser because yours doesn’t seem lofty enough. Never compare yourself to anyone.
• Different people have different ways to set goals. A big mistake is trying to make someone else’s goal-setting style work for you. I’m a rather spontaneous, one-day-at-a-time goal setter. That works for me. Do what works for you and you’re way more likely to have success.
• Make your resolutions include more than yourself. Your good health not only benefits you but also those around you. Looking beyond ourselves and seeing how our goals can help others gives us a sense of purpose. A sense of purpose begets good health decisions!
• Surround yourself with the positive. The biggest killer of a great goal is a naysayer. Love them from afar, but keep a circle of support and positivity close to you at all times. At the same time, be part of that positive circle for others.
I’m personally really concentrating on that last one. It’s a big one for me. Especially the for others part.
Ok, it’s your turn!
Tell us if you’re doing the resolution thing and, if you are, how you plan to make it happen.
Snark is encouraged and even appreciated.