Good morning! How is your week? Are you lucky enough to have the week off between Christmas and New Years? Or are you back to the grindstone this week and counting the days until the weekend and the start of 2017?
Typically around this time of the year people start contemplating New Years resolutions, out of all of those that make resolutions only 8% actually active them, most people give up by February. So I am curious, do you make resolutions? If so are you successful? If you are successful why? If you are not successful why do you think that you do not achieve your goals? Do you think you sabotage yourself?
I personally stopped making resolutions years ago, mainly because I made the same ones over and over, like loosing weight, going to the gym everyday, not eating junk food, etc and I never achieved them. Not because I did not have good intentions but because they were unrealistic.
For instance I really do not like to workout and I do not like the gym because I am too lazy to drive there, so after a few weeks I stopped going. Instead I decided a few years ago to work out more doing the things I liked, for instance taking long walks with my dogs, or alone or making a point of getting on my treadmill at home everyday.
I like food, especially comfort food and junk food so it was completely ridiculous for me to resolve to stop eating junk food. Instead I decided that I can eat whatever I want but it has to be in moderation and I have to eat well 80% of the time. For the most part I only eat junk or comfort food on the weekends or holidays.
I will not be making any resolutions this year but I am committed to making improvements in myself and my life. Small little tweaks that should help me to be healthier and happier are a better fit for me.
If you will be making a few resolutions, and need a little help to achieve them, maybe one of the 7 Secrets of People Who Keep Their New Years Resolutions will be helpful to you.
Or if you are on the fence about making a resolution or are undecided about what resolutions to make, here are 50 New Year’s Resolution Ideas and How to Achieve Them.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts, ideas and opinions. I always love hearing about what you think about my curious questions.
Have a great day!