If you’re new to the concept of resolutions, you may feel a bit lost about what should be your primary focus. After all, isn’t that cliché? We hear it from so many people who want to lose weight, get married, quit that job and so on. But why is this a resolution – or even a cliché? And why do we feel the need to follow it? Here are some answers for you.
What Is A Resolution?
A resolution is a promise to yourself to do something in the future. And it’s often followed by the words “if I follow this resolution, then I will be successful.” This is a huge mistake. Yes, you can be successful if you want to be. But if you’re set on following some resolution that you’ve made up, because it sounds “sensible,” then you’re almost guaranteed to fail. Why? Because you’re not really interested in being successful, you’re just interested in following some vague idea that you somehow think will result in success.
Why Make Resolutions?
If you’re new to the concept of resolutions, then you may feel a bit lost about what should be your primary focus. After all, isn’t that cliché? We hear it from so many people who want to lose weight, get married, quit that job and so on. But why is this a resolution – or even a cliché? And why do we feel the need to follow it? Here are some answers for you. New Year’s resolutions are popular for a few reasons. First, we welcome the start of a brand-new year, so this is an occasion to look ahead and make a fresh start. Also, each year we have a new calendar, so it’s an opportunity to think about new things we want to try and achieve. Both of these reasons make resolutions a great opportunity to make positive changes.
How To Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions
Next, you’ll want to remind yourself of the practicalities of keeping resolutions. – Break Bad Habits – Not only will this help you drop excess weight and get rid of those bad habits, but it’ll also make it much easier to keep your resolutions. – Find New Things To Do – Another reason why so many resolutions fail is that people try to do too much in a single go. – Find New People – This is certainly a cliché, but so many people don’t try to make new friends in a year. – Make Others Feel Special – You’re more likely to keep a resolution if you make it special for other people, too.
At the end of the day, resolutions are just a gimmick. But if you make them in a realistic way and keep them in context, then they can be helpful. If you want to improve your life, then you want to look for ways to do so. New year’s resolutions are one way to do this. Just make sure that you approach them with practicality and realism in mind. Keep them short and bite-sized, break bad habits and find new things to do. Make others feel special. These are all practical ways to improve your life, so don’t just throw yourself at a resolution as though you have to succeed in one go. Instead, approach it with a realistic mindset, and you’re more likely to succeed.