Here we are, another year, which brings resolutions, goals, and solutions to things that did not work last year or the year before that, but something one wants to perfect this New Year. What makes New Year resolutions interesting is the purpose behind the resolution. There are many reasons for the resolutions but has anyone thought that setting them may be to high of an expectation?
It is normal to look back on what went wrong last year such as bad relationships, financial hardships, loss of a job or the lack of confidence to leave a job one hates. With all the stops that life throws at us, the ability to persevere is in all of us. Instead of looking at the New Year to start over or make changes, one should make changes through out the year to reach short- and long-term goals. Sticking to the things that do not work makes one complacent and unhappy. Changes could be as small as saying hello to a stranger, smiling at someone who looks like is having a bad day, forgiving someone who has done wrong or saving for a that long awaited vacation.
The New Year's resolution is a topic that can be discussed for a while. It is interesting to hear the different reasons, opinions, and ideas behind those who succeed at it and those who do not, but overall it is just not realistic to make decisions at the beginning of the year because it takes planning, being decisive and being able to accept and embrace the changes that come with it.
You know yourself better than anyone. Be original, be yourself, and be realistic in what drives and motivates the changes in life. That will lead to better and healthier relationships, and a better and healthier you.
Happy New Year!