So, another year is about to end and a new one is right around the corner. Have you made your new year’s resolution? How many of you actually make one? And, for those who do, how many follow through and stick to it? If so, how long does it last? Who thinks resolutions are pointless and who thinks they’re a great kickstart to the year?
I, personally have never really made one, but I think they’re a great motivator to start your year fresh – whether it’s working towards a goal to lose weight, quit smoking, get out of debt, buy a home, spend more time with family, get married or whatever. With some of these things (or even, all of these things), I don’t think people need to wait until New Year to make these changes, they should start today, or tomorrow. But, if the 1st of January is when you feel you’ll be more successful in sticking to it (or starting it), then go for it!
I don’t know about you, but the older I get, the busier life seems to be, so time just flies by and before you know it, another year has come to an end. Scary isn’t it? So, I think that if you can make a positive change or set a goal and start them today or tomorrow (no matter what day of the year it is), you’re more likely going to see these positive changes happen if you set your mind to it (without the added pressure of “New Year’s Day – must stick with resolution or will fail”).
In saying that, I always do like starting fresh and the New Year is a great time to do that (of course!). I was always one of those crazy kids that liked having my brand new backpack and stationery ready for the first day of the school year, so I can understand why the New Year would give you that extra motivation (and excitement) to get things started fresh. Not to mention, after the holiday season and all the festive eating and drinking you do, why wouldn’t you want to start or get back into healthy living (which seems to be one of the most popular resolutions most years anyway).
But, whatever you decide to do or whatever you have your mind set on for the New Year, I wish you all the success in reaching those goals and sticking with it. I hope your holiday season was spent with lots of love, laughs and fun and that the New Year will bring you everything you want for 2014….and enjoy the celebrations too, stay safe! 🙂