Wikipedia states that a New Year’s Resolution is “…a commitment that a person makes to one or more personal goals, projects, or the reforming of a habit. A key element to a New Year's resolution that sets it apart from other resolutions is that it is made in anticipation of the New Year and new beginnings.”
What a truly wonderful way to begin a New Year? With the resolve to bring about change in one’s life, in so many different ways, and to stick to them all year long. According to the Statistic Brain site 45% of people actually make resolutions. And, “People who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t explicitly make resolutions.”
1. Spend more time with family and friends.
2. Fit in fitness
3. Tame the bulge
4. Quit Smoking
5. Enjoy Life More
6. Quit Drinking
7. Get Out of Debt
8. Learn Something New
9. Help Others
10. Get organized
This author’s 2012 resolution involved truly forgiving people. The goal was met, all went very well and a burden was lifted. Meaningful resolutions that truly enable all of us to enjoy new beginnings aid us in going forward without one foot stuck in the past with the other in the present. According to Statistic Brain’s site only 8% of resolutions made are kept! Let us hope that many more are kept in 2013.
What is your New Year’s Resolution for 2013? Make it something meaningful, as well as attainable, and strive to stick to it as you will not be sorry. And, keep a smile on your face as often as you can as you will be happier inside as well. Happy New Year 2013!!