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Make a Resolution not just a New Year Resolution

January 4, 2018

I don't believe in New Year Resolutions. It isn't that I don't believe in resolutions, I do, I just think we should make change when we realize we need to, not on a particular day. Waiting till Monday or New Year's Day or any arbitrary day means we may lose motivation or forget and it would seem to indicate that the change isn't that important if it can wait. Now waiting in order to prepare (finding a gym to sigh up with, getting less healthy food out of the house, finding other coping mechanisms, etc) makes sense but waiting in and of it self doesn't make sense to me.

 

I guess one benefit of the New Year holiday is a time of year to consider what might need to change. But are we setting ourselves up to fail because it is more “forced” rather than coming more naturally in our lives? I, of course, am a big believer in making change especially of one's self since, that is all we can control but real change is likely to happen when triggered by something; being sick and tired of being sick and tired, being tired of having the same fight over and over, tired of feeling lonely or sad or depressed or tired of repeating the same bad choices over and over.

 

It can be scary to start the process of making change in our lives, it is a road we haven't necessarily traveled before and we aren't necessarily sure of the destination. But isn't it better than being stuck where we are, better than facing the same fight over and over, better than feeling lonely or sad or depressed, better than kicking ourselves after making the same bad choice, yet again. Now is the time to start that process, begin to make positive change in your life today!

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