Well, if you have, don’t worry, you’re not the only one. On average, people give up their New-Year resolutions by 9th January!
Pathetic? … well, maybe a little … but understandable.
Why Do People Set New-Year Resolutions?
Because after a week or more of eating and drinking, people want to face the new year as a new person. Losing weight is one of the main resolutions quickly followed by exercising more.
Why Do People Give Up Their New-Year Resolution?
People give up because it’s hard to change and they’re not ready.
The idea of making resolutions however is a good one. It’s a great idea to take time every year to think about what your life is like, whether you’re contented or not, where you are heading to. Everybody should do it. But, you don’t have to do it on 1st January, still hungover from the night before.
Any date is good to set new resolutions as long as you’re ready for it. And rather than just setting resolutions, go through a process such as the one described in this article: How to be your own Life Coach (with a life wheel followed by goal setting and action plan).
If you don’t fancy all that and feel contented with your life just as it is, here’s an idea:
Why Not Make Just One Good Resolution … That of Trying Something New Every Month
It can be anything: a new type of food, a new hobby, a place you’ve never been to before, … It doesn’t have to cost money but will fulfill you in many ways: it gives you a challenge, opens you horizons, stretches your comfort zone.
In January, I discovered haggis and Burns night traditions. In February, I’m going to try snow boarding. In March I think I’ll start a Spanish conversation group.
It brings a smile to my face just thinking about it. I’m looking forward to it and loving it all!
What new things would YOU like to try?