Not that I’m an expert, but seems the key to a more successful outcome is when we’ve thought long and hard about the goal and it’s not a last-minute kind of thing. Perhaps weeks before New Year’s, you decide to finally do something about the additional ten pounds you’ve been meaning to sweat off or maybe your lungs have been telling you it’s time to quit smoking. These are great specific goals and when you’re mentally prepared ahead of time, you’re more apt to carry through. You form a plan on how you’ll obtain the goal, do the countdown until January 1stand you’re gung-ho and ready.
Aside from improving ourselves and our health, I love the idea of helping others for a New Year’s resolution. Do you have an elderly neighbor with no family around? Maybe you could set aside some time each week to make them a homemade meal and visit awhile. Do you have a reliable vehicle? Many folks have medical conditions and aren’t able to drive themselves to appointments. If you have a soft-spot for animals, how about volunteering at a local shelter? The list is endless on people and organizations needing assistance.
In closing, I’m curious how many of you have made a New Year’s resolution in the past and stuck to it (or not)? Did you make a resolution this year? If so, I wish you great success. If not, it’s not too late to set a goal, form a plan and do a countdown for another date…
Groundhog Day is only a month away!