Let me tell you how we make resolutions, this is how it goes:
-Around October/November/December, we start making our resolution list
-On New Year’s Eve, we’re more determined than ever to realize our resolutions the next day
-January 1st or even the first week, since we are still living the heat of New Year, we relax all rules and count it as a day off, so no work on whatsoever
-Starting the second week, we find all kind of excuses to postpone starting our resolution, or maybe we start in an irregular way
- By the end of January we give up on them or forget they ever existed, convincing ourselves that the next 11 months are not enough for us to realize them!!! We are already late one month!!!
Only if we can get back that determination that we had on December 31st!!!
Does this sound familiar to you? Because it does to me!!! You know why? Because resolutions is something we use at the end of year to postpone till the New Year, what we have to start today!!!
And we use them again in February to say that we can’t start with them as they can only start in January, otherwise, we call them off!!!
The day I realized this I stopped making any resolutions… With that, I make the leap from one year to another very smoothly, lightly without any burden, and keep realizing my goals all year round, goal after goal… independently of Jan 1st…
We create resolutions only in our imagination, since anything we really want to do can start today or at any time we are sincere about our decisions… Even more, if we really want to start something new in the New Year, we would start preparing for it beforehand!!!
So just enjoy being around your beloved ones tomorrow, eat/dance/love like there is no tomorrow, if you want to… then once you are through with holidays, keep doing what you are doing if it is working for you, or proceed with the following:
1. Clear your clutter at home, car and office
2. Take a step back and think about what you want, what are your priorities
3. Based on your current year and how you went about it, how does your next year look like?
4. Identify the changes you want to do
5. Write down your next goal, just one
6. Put an action plan for it, with a time frame.
If you can’t do those small steps, you shouldn’t be surprised why bigger steps are not reached…
Deepak Chopra, and Indian doctor and author, said: “Just as light brightens darkness, discovering inner fulfillment can eliminate any disorder or discomfort. This is truly the key to creating balance and harmony in everything you do…”
And Earl Nightingale, an American motivational speaker and author, said: “The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfillment.”
May YOU bring inner fulfillment, self-satisfaction, love and inner peace to the New Year…
Rania Hammoud, Life Coach
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