The New Year is always a time of reflection and setting of goals to be accomplished for most individuals all over the world, but then again, it doesn’t come easy to stick to the New Year’s resolutions made at the start of January.
While it always comes with lots of determination, renewed energy, vigour and strength for everyone, most times even before the New Year gets to the first quarter, most goals would have been defeated due to some factors either beyond our control, lost of concentration or just sheer laziness.
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The magic of New Year is almost here and we’re all anxious to step into it with fresh new resolutions. In all honesty, we never fail to make them but it seems that we almost always fail to stick to them.
Now, why is that? Is it possible that we’re just so incredibly lazy that we can’t even do something that’s good for us? Or do we actually respect ourselves so little when we readily break the promises we make with… well – us?
The matter at hand is not really all that complex, but, even though we don’t believe in Santa Claus any more, it seems that we still wait for someone else to deliver and fulfill our resolutions for us. If you manage to neglect your New Year’s resolutions all the time, it’s time to separate the magic from reality.
So, do you enjoy the wonders of Christmas time and New Year? Yes, and you absolutely should. Do you write letters to Santa with the list of things you want? No, you write that list for yourself! Take a guess at what that means. Basically, you’re your own Santa when it comes to New Year’s resolutions.
There’s no use denying it because we have all been there. You pour your entire heart into the list of New Year’s resolutions with every single wish and desire you have. And when you can’t get round to actually acting on all of them, you feel discouraged and continue your old ways of life.
Well, let me tell you – no one, except for Chuck Norris maybe, can suddenly turn their life around and immediately start a whole new lifestyle just because they wrote that on their resolution list. It’s important to be realistic with your own ability to change.
Indeed, make a list of all the things you want to do differently in the new year but do your best to narrow it down afterwards. Choose one or two things that stand out as most important for your future. Focus on these things only. Trust me – having your motivation scattered all over is everything but the key to success when it comes to sticking to New Year’s resolutions.
Prepare yourself for action
Some people would say that they’re going to eat healthy and exercise in the New Year. And that’s it. It’s said and nothing more. Are things going to change for you by a simple statement of your wish?
Think about it – how are you going to lead a healthy lifestyle if you don’t bother to fill up your fridge with healthy foods or get yourself fitness equipment, or even decide on what diets and workout regimes you’re going to follow? Yes, words do have power, but not as much as an actual action.
So, if you want to change something about your bad eating habits, lose weight and get fit as a part of your New Year’s resolutions, get into it at once. Make sure to research all the possible recipes and healthy meals that you can easily make. Fill up your fridge with necessary ingredients.
Choose the perfect form of exercise for you. If you want to run, find the best possible time for you to do so and buy yourself the right equipment such as reflective tape for outdoors and proper running shoes. Remember to prepare everything that you need so that you can actually start doing something about your resolution in the New Year.
It’s essential that you feel confident about yourself if you want to successfully fulfill your New Year’s resolutions. In that respect, truly dedicate time to yourself and to getting to know what your unique personality is. It’s the little things that can make you bright, happy and full of self-esteem.
Step out of your comfort zone and finally dress the way you want, wear makeup that you like and get a hairstyle that suits your taste. And do it immediately. Say no to “I’ll do it tomorrow” as soon as you think it.
Once you discover your personal style and sensibility of your spirit, your Confidence will only rise. This will significantly influence your work performance as well as improve social contact with others.
There are only so many New Years for merely wishing. Therefore, focus on your goals one by one, start making the change in your life so that you can dedicate yourself to that goal better and most importantly, believe that you can achieve it. Where there’s will, there’s a way.
It’s not a difficult formula. And it’s not magic. It’s pure effort with confident attitude.
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