New year, new me?
How many times did you make New Year’s resolutions?
How many times did you have the same New Years resolution year after year because the first couple of years you just gave up? I’m sure the majority of you have had more than 1 of the resolutions listed below.
- workout everyday to get the body you’ve always wanted.
- eat healthy.
- cut junk food out of your diet.
- cut toxic people out of your life.
- save money
- more family time
- take a trip
- enjoy life more
- get a better job
- buy a car
- do some yoga
- wake up early
- get promoted at work
- less stress in your life
- quit drinking
- make new friends
- blah, blah, blahh
The list is endless. Before the New Year comes around, you are completely full of motivation, but at the end of day 1, you’re ready to forget about it.
For every person, it’s something different. We all have something about ourselves that we’re unhappy about and want to change.
January 1st, that’s the day it all begins. But by the end of the first week in the new year, majority of us have already gave up on our resolutions. Those of you who don’t, usually end up giving up by the last week in January. And then there are those few who actually follow through with their goals. Which of these groups do you belong too?
When you make your list of resolutions, you are in a sense showing that you have the power to change your life. In reality, you do have the power to change your life, but for some reason, many of us seem to think that we can only make this choice on New Year’s. That is far from the truth, however if you want to start the New Year by making better decisions, then who am I to stop you? All I’m saying is that you can change your life any day you want too. You just have to want it bad enough, which many of us don’t seem to as time progresses in the New Year.
If we want to follow through with our resolutions, we have to change the way we see things. We can’t look at the world the same way we did the previous year because then, you’ll end up right where you started; making the same resolutions but for the next year.
Many times, we set ourselves up to fail without really realizing it. When you’re making your list of resolutions for the year, are any of those resolutions possible? Come on think about it. Are any of the things on your list realistic? Because if they’re not, when you fail to achieve them, you will end up being disappointed with yourself when you didn’t even stand a chance. Are they goals that you feel strongly about? Okay let me give you an example: get fit. Is it possible? Yes. Is it do-able by you? Yes, if you are truly motivated enough. Is it going to be hard? YES! Change is NOT easy. You have to work for it. You want to be a better person in the New Year? Okay, then do it. It’s as simple as that. You just have to want it bad enough. So the real question is, ‘how bad do you want it?’