New Year’s Resolutions
Wikipedia describes a New Year’s Resolution as a tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere but also found in the Eastern Hemisphere, in which a person makes a promise to do an act of self-improvement or something slightly nice, such as opening doors for people beginning from New Year’s Day.
New Year’s Resolutions can be fun, exciting and full of possibility but they can also be a huge step and stressful depending on the resolution. Sticking to a New Year’s Resolution takes some commitment, determination and discipline. A Journal of Clinical Psychology study found that those who make resolutions are ten times more likely to succeed in accomplishing their goal or making a change than those who do not. New Year’s Resolutions are unlimited and totally an individual preference of what one wants to choose to put their intention on and implement for the coming year. It might be something you want to change or do differently, it might be something you want to start doing or a habit you want to quit or establish.
Ideas for New Year’s Resolutions
The internet is brimming with resolution strategies that you can customize for your own needs. Check out 101 Easy-to-Follow New Year’s Resolutions or Top New Year’s Resolutions. Realistic health-related resolutions like taking the stairs instead of elevators in order to get daily exercising or biking instead of driving are a good way to start. Perhaps you goals include being more present by choosing not to take your cell phone to dinner or when spending time with others. Other self improvement strategies like signing up for a class, stopping a habit like quitting smoking or drinking, paying off a debt, or getting more organized are worthy of you time and effort. Many people opt for New Year’s resolutions for healthier lifestyle.
No matter what type of resolution you choose, below are some pointers and tips to help you to have success with your New Year’s Resolution.
Ideas to Help have Success with Personal New Year’s resolutions
- Take some time to contemplate what you truly value – A resolution that fully resonates with your innermost values are the strongest. By setting our intentions on things that we value from our core, the creative power of the Universe will work do everything possible to assist us in manifesting all we need including bringing in obstacles for resolution. it is important to understand that by working on resolutions that resonate at our cores, provides more commitment as we move through any obstacles and lessons as we experience new realizations and insights.
- Consider working on one resolution at a time, finishing one then move onto the next to avoid being overwhelmed.
- Set realistic resolutions, something that would have significance and add meaning to your life.
- When stating intentions, make them present tense and positive such as “I am my perfect weight of _______,” or “I am enjoying a wonderful relationship with my partner _(name)_______________.”
- When making resolution statements (affirmations or Intentions) visualize and feel yourself experiencing them as if they are happening right now, in this moment. Feel them and experience them in as much detail as you can several times during the day.
- Write down and or create a vision board of your resolutions and put them somewhere where you will see them every day. This will provide a reminder to you so you will notice the tools and guidance being presented to you by the creative power of the Universe.
- Get a resolution partner or a friend involved. This can give even more power and punch to your resolutions as you each share your intentions with one another. Each time you speak them and another hears them and is engaged in thinking about them along with you, this is helping to assisting in launching them into Consciousness! A resolution partner can also be a great help in problem solving the obstacles that come up along the way and celebrating the successes you create as you move to the full manifestation of your resolution!
- Plan ahead. If your resolution is to eat better, get rid of food from your home that will not accomplish this goal by donating it to a friend or neighbor. Buy yourself a new pair of athletic shoes if your goal for the new year is fitness related; do the math and develop a strategy to pay off that debt, etc.
- Monitor your progress on a regular basis. Try recording your accomplishments in a resolution journal.
- Don’t beat yourself up if you slip up! Resolve to start over. KNOW you can do it! Stick to you goals and it will pay off. The first 30 days will help establish a new pattern and improve your chance of success!
- Tell friends and family members about your goals.
- Reward yourself.
- Make a poster or write your resolution or goal in big letters where you will see it every day. There are some fun New Year’s Resolution Posters online.
We believe one of the best New Year’s Resolution that helps bring more happiness is to be in gratitude. Be grateful for what you have – whatever your life situation – and your spirit will lift. Remember, you can do it!
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