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. Something we constantly strive for but don’t always achieve.
In the early years, although I started off with enthusiasm to change certain things, 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, so it was hard to continue. 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 to make those lasting changes, without giving up at the first hurdle. We’re bad because we continue to form opinions. 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 start off with 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. I believe that comes from the way we are. If we see our lives as positive, we will succeed at those New Year resolutions. I believe 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 in the longer term, we need to work at keeping them that way. I think New Year resolutions are a good place to start.