Coming into a New Year, we have so many thoughts about the changes we’re going to make, but just how hard is it to keep up with those New Year resolutions?
A New Year for most people means starting over, as if the year just past is a stepping-stone to a new beginning. We have good intentions to become fit, be more productive and be happier. The things we constantly strive for, but don’t always achieve.
In the early years, although I started off with enthusiasm, my enthusiasm would dwindle before I got off the starting block. I often found the stresses I had before the New Year, become the stresses into the New Year. My focus around my physical difficulties also took precedent.
New Year resolutions aren’t a quick fix for keeping them; they’re difficult to change overnight, so it’s important to look at how we might change without giving up at the first hurdle. But to do that we must stop forming opinions about everything.
For example, we have opinions on exercise, for some of us it’s boring, for others it seems a waste of time, because as much as we have good intentions, because we don’t always see a difference in our body shape or weight, we give up.
We must start from scratch so that when we look at exercise, we see everything that is positive about it, rather than everything’s that’s negative. But it’s really about how we are. If the cup’s half empty it will always be that way, until we change it.
If we see life as positive, we will succeed at everything we put our minds to. We must change our attitude and mind-set. Changing our lifestyle is also important because without that, our mind-set won’t change. I believe everything can be achievable, but we need to keep working at things.
It’s in the New Year we open a new chapter and I reckon that’s a good place to start.