The concept of a New Years Resolution had to be born from the spirit of it being a “good thing.” A time to make some changes and a New Year to signify the right time to let go of the past and those old bad habits and make way for the New. But I think I would dare to say New Years Resolutions are nothing more than a disappointing let down waiting to happen! Allow me to explain…for starters if you are waiting for the New Year to come around to change something you’ve already waited to long. Make the change that you know needs to be made NOW….a random Tuesday in June is just as good of a day to say I will get physically active as is New Years Day; and to be honest you’ll enjoy how much less the Gym is crowded then because of the New Year Resolution people have faded out.
Which leads to the next point; the resolutions always seem to way to big! “I will never have another cigarette,” or “this is the year I loose 40 pounds.” The ambition is noble but I suggest instead of a Grand New Years Resolution we shoot for simply baby steps towards Life Changing Goals- Not Resolutions….If your goal this year is to stop spending as much….lets have a 10% reduction in spending or coffee’s at Starbucks for the first months or two. I have a goal that I would like to re-visit my guitar and my spanish language books this year. I am not calling it a resolution because I don’t know how it will go but I am making it a goal to baby step my way to a life time of being more active this year with practicing my guitar and my spanish language. If by mid to late year I know 3 more songs and can speak a few more sentences in Spanish, then I will be pretty darn proud and that’s a big win for me and my life- Not a chance for such a let down when you think of it that way; right?!