Redefining New Year Resolutions
Every year we all start out January with a variety of different resolutions and goals we want to achieve. We have a plan, we bought the workout gear and all of the organic food but by early March the enthusiasm has all but faded. Who created the idea of New Year Resolutions in the first place? It almost seems like it was set up for us to fail! While I don’t have all of the answer or promise to stick to my NYE goals – I have learned a few things over the years of trying.
Be realistic! If you have a full time job, kids, a spouse and a plethora of other responsibilities, don’t make your resolution to go to the gym 6 days a week. You don’t want to set yourself up for failure so take a look at what you can realistically fit into your life before setting your goals. Whether that’s 20 minutes of exercise or 5 minutes of meditation before bed – set achievable goals that fit your lifestyle!
Set an intention. Maybe instead of a quantitative goal, set an intention that you want to keep in focus this year. Whether that be cultivating joy, redirecting your career path, or making healthy life choices – you can create an intention that can carry on throughout the year as a basis for all of the decisions you make. Take a look at your overall goals, the direction you want your life to go in and set an intention that will get you there!
Look at your NYE resolution as a lifestyle or mindset change rather than simply a goal that can be met then forgotten about. When you work to achieve your goals this way, it is more likely to become a habit and stick well beyond just this year. It by no means will be easy but will certainly be worth all of your hard work!
Jot down all of your ideas, set your intention and get started! No matter what your goals for this year are, don’t be too hard on yourself. We never know what life is going to throw our way each year so if you get off track from your intended goals, it’s okay to reset or adjust at anytime! I hope you all have an amazing 2021!