Resolutions – are they really a good idea?
HAPPY NEW YEARS!
Every New Year, we think hard about how we’re going to make the next year of our lives the best year ever, but does this list of “resolutions” really help us improve, or does it just set us up for failure? Work less, exercise more, eat less, sleep more, watch less tv, read more books. The trick is to make your resolutions easy enough to reach, but just hard enough to challenge yourself. Also, don’t think of it as a list of wishes, think of it as a To-Do list instead. That way, you’ll stick to them and feel better about yourself and the year 2013.
Here are a few examples of resolutions that you will most likely never accomplish and how you can reword them to make things a little more realistic:
I will write the best book the world has ever seen. NO
I will write a book that many people loved reading. YES
I will stop eating junk food. NO
I’m going to replace half the junk food I eat with fruits and vegetables. YES
I’m going to stop using Wii Golf and get a gym membership. NO
I’m going to keep playing Wii Golf, but also sign up for an exercise class three days/week. YES
I’m going to become fluent in a new language. NO
I’m going to take a class and study as much as I can so that I can have a conversation in a new language. YES
I will travel to 10 new countries this year! NO
I will travel to at least one new country and really get to know what it’s like there. YES
If you’re looking for a list that is even more realistic, I suggest you check out this. It’s definitely one of the funniest list of resolutions I’ve ever seen, and hopefully, you’ll be able to achieve every single goal!
If your goal is to read more books, here’s a great way to meet that goal faster: SHORT STORIES