By now many of us have just about broken our New Year’s Resolutions. This article is a rewrite of the article originally posted in Examiner way back in January 2012. The article is as prevalent today as it was back then.
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What we all have to do to stay healthy is to move forward. Don’t despair or give up on making beneficial New Year’s resolutions just because we have failed in the past.
Heal your wounded ego
Don’t beat yourself up you are not the first to break a resolution and you won’t be the last.
- The ancient Babylonians were the first to make New Year's resolutions and people all over the world have been breaking them ever since. The early Christians believed the first day of the New Year should be the day to correct the errors of the past and make a new start.
- The tradition passed down during the ages has been to make resolutions of what we can do to improve our lives. Yet, we rarely seem to keep them. Many people have gotten so discouraged with breaking resolutions they just give up on them.
The second and most important thing to remember is not to give up.
- The second thing to remember is there is always time as long as you live to make more resolutions only this time you will be working on a plan that can actually work.
The ideas presented here come from my experience and training as a counselor.