It’s that time of year again where people set up unrealistic goals for themselves with little intention of actually following them. Don’t get me wrong, setting personal goals can be great, but New Years’ resolutions tend to be made with a different attitude. A lot of resolutions have a negative message, its things we don’t like or feel like about ourselves or feel aren’t good enough. Like the classic resolution of losing weight. When we focus in on a specific number we want to weigh or amount of weight we want to lose, it can seem daunting, overwhelming and not very encouraging.
Try focusing on a smaller goal, one that is more positive and motivating instead. That might be something like being able to lift a certain amount of weight, or run around the block without being winded. If your goals are smaller, you will be more likely to achieve them and be motivated to keep setting new ones. No one says you can’t revise your New Year’s resolution as the year goes on.
Rather than make a specific New Year’s resolution, this can be a great time to set the tone for the year. What do you want 2016 to look like? Is this the year for some life transitions? At the end of 2016 where do you see yourself? Take some time to reflect on 2015, the good, bad and ugly and use those experiences to look forward to 2016.
Whether you set a New Year’s resolution or not, myself and everyone at PPC wish you a Happy New Year filled with health, happiness and peace.