New Years Resolution
Oh. The End of December is here again and the year 2017 is coming to a close even though it feels like it was January only yesterday. Okay, it‘s been a busy year, full of exciting changes. But really, it‘s been a good one too.
Have you ever made a New Year’s Resolution?
The New Year brings a fresh start, a chance to make changes and lots of new hopes. We greet every New Year optimistic, armed with a list of resolutions.
I always take some time during these last few days of the year to reflect on my resolutions from the previous year and come up with some goals for the year ahead. Maybe with the same ones than many others too: get organized, spend more time w| family & friends and enjoy life to the fullest. Perhaps you also had on your list: Quite smoking, get a new job, eat healthier, safe money or learn a new language.
I achieved many of my plans. I traveled so far, find myself in the middle of nowhere and learned that life can be great. But there are also some points on my list I didn’t accomplish to the fullest. For example: I can’t speak Swedish fluently – But I can order some food. Isn’t it good tho?
If you’re sad, because you gave up on some goals on your list before they even start, be proud of you instead. Write down the things you reached the last twelve months. I’m sure more than 80 percent aren’t on your list from last year.
For example: I never thought I would traveled through five countries alone with my dogs, find good friends on my way or started a business the last weeks of 2017. There are always milestones, we didn’t plan. And those are the important ones. It’s life, with all up’s and down’s and we never know what tomorrow holds.
With the start of a new year, we try to put our best foot forward and make promises to ourselves that we intend to follow over the next 12 months. While New Year’s resolutions are a fun tradition, it can be disappointing if only after a few weeks you realize that they’re harder to stick with than you thought.
How to make them stick
No. 1 – Accept it
You feel uncomfortable, ’cause you didn‘t achieve your last New Year‘s Resolutions. At the beginning of each Year you are motivated and excited about your plans but after some days you forget about them. Acknowledging that your plan wasn’t successful in the past is a sign that you’re ready for a different approach.
No. 2 – Pick not more than three Resolutions
It’s better to choose one, two or maybe three New Year’s Resolutions – but not more. It’s near impossible to handle. Instead, analyze which one are the most important resolutions for you. Then, let go of everything else.
No. 3 – Hold yourself accountable for what you want to change
Researchers found that the percentage of people who write their resolutions down will have more succeed in reaching their goals than others. Another hint is to tell your family and friends about your goals.
Plans for 2018
I’m sure you have a list on new resolutions, or maybe old ones, for the next year. If you stick on one resolution for the last years, maybe you should cancel it.
And If you haven’t thought of your 2018 New Year’s resolution yet, start by choosing one word from the list below that has the most significance for you.
go on adventures | enjoy the little things | be more creative
increase your self-esteem | travel
build new habits | achieve inner piece | stop procrastinating
Don’t choose New Year’s Resolutions because you think you should reach them. (like ‘lose weight’, ‘quit smoking’ or ‘exercise more’) Choose one, just for you.
2018 will be an awesome year, fulfilled with lots of suprises and great opportunities. There will be big milestones the next months, in my live, in the live of my pack and also in my new business. So, for 2018 I don’t have a lot of New Year’s Resolutions. I’m thankfull for each day I can share with my dogs, learn from them and get remembered to live now.
For 2018, I wish you to get Rich.
Rich in knowledge, adventure, health, love, laughter and family. May all your dreams come true and get the faith to dream high and unbelievable.