Why I don’t make New Year’s resolutions
New Year ~ New Resolution?
On January 1st I will not make a resolution.
I don’t like to make resolutions. I have disliked the practice of this tradition over the years, never found any joy in it or success in trying. I have always thought it a waste of time. I would make a resolution each year as a family tradition and have never accomplished any of them. We would make a resolution and turn around the next day and live life the exact same way. How can you change if you are doing everything the exact same? To make a resolution a change has to occur, that means a change in thinking and behaviour.
That habitual behavior is created by thinking patterns that create neuropathways and memories, which become the default basis for your behavior when you’re faced with a choice or decision. Trying to change that default thinking by “not trying to do it,” in effect just strengthens it. Change requires creating new neural pathways from new thinking which takes time and practice.
Here is a link for reasons people don’t stick to their resolutions.
A New Year
The start of a new year makes me reminisce which leads me into taking stock of what has happened over the last year, the good that was accomplished, what I am looking forward to doing in the next couple of months and where I want to be in a year from now. I do this over the course of the year as well and adjust, change or reset as I go. Creating a life plan, setting goals in that life plan, and being able to make those accomplishments is a great feeling. We are creatures of habit breaking those habits are good! Setting goals to help others is always on my mind. Setting realistic goals builds confidence and in turn those accomplishments will become reality. Setting myself up for success makes more sense.