New Year’s resolutions are a tradition that many people around the world make as part of the celebrations that mark the end of one year and the start of another. While some people may see resolutions as a source of jokes, to many people, they are an important part of the ritual of renewal and refreshment that the new year brings. Through making and keeping resolutions, many people strive to become better versions of themselves, by setting goals and working to achieve them.
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In modern times, many people make New Year’s resolutions as a way of holding themselves accountable for their goals, from quitting smoking to getting in shape to growing closer to God just to name a few.
I have never been keen on making New Year’s Resolutions, and just like most people I never stick to them. I always start off feeling good and great about the start of the new year and the goals that I have set before myself. But as always life gets in the way and always gets me off track.
Many people make resolutions either for themselves or for their family and friends. However, it is important for everyone to remember that resolutions are not an easy task or an instantaneous transformation. In order to successfully keep resolutions, it is important to be realistic with the goals that are set and to be patient with oneself. Some tips to help stay on track include writing down goals and breaking them into small, achievable steps. It can also help to find an accountability partner to share progress and setbacks with.
Although there can be a process to reflect on past mistakes, resolutions are ultimately a way to focus on the positives of the future and open the door to a better version of ourselves. So, whether a resolution is small or large, the act of taking steps to achieve it is powerful and empowering. As we move into the new year, let’s come together to support each other in our journeys to become the best versions of ourselves!
At the end of the day, my goal is to become the best version of me. I’ve reflected these last few weeks of 2022 over how well life has treated me and my family, and how well I’ve treated myself. I’ve put much thought into this and there are some small goals (I don’t like to call them New Year’s Resolutions) that I want to accomplish in 2023.
- Self-Care- I’ve often felt selfish for wanting to invest in self-care, because of this I never do. In 2023 this is one area of my life that I will choose to invest more time in.
- Have A Sleep Schedule- Studies show that getting enough sleep lowers your risk of serious health problems such as heart disease and diabetes.
- Move My Body- This is a big one for me! Last year I bought a Peloton, didn’t work out well I ended up hurting my knee. If it means I start out slow and build my endurance up 15-20 minutes a day. It’s a great way to start!
- Say No- This is hard for me because I’m the type of person who always want to help! My plate is always running over, unnecessary headaches as my husband calls it!
- Be Kind- We all can improve in this area in our life.
If 2022 didn’t teach me anything, it taught me that life is not a bed a roses. There will be unexpected ups and downs, but it’s up to you how you respond to it.