2016. Zero resolutions. One goal
We put ourselves under so much undue pressure.
Some how the world we live in is a world that is almost obsessed with setting New Years resolutions, it has become so standard. Live a crap life for 364 days then set all these outrageous resolutions fully knowing we will probably break them the following week. That word in itself stresses me out.
We set all these unrealistic resolutions for ourselves then beat ourselves up when we don’t achieve them. We set these resolutions expecting a change of date to miraculously bring about the change we’re after.
New years resolutions have almost become a joke, to the point people will rarely take you serious, it’s just something people do because anyone who is anyone sets a new years resolution.
How many years have I said my New Years resolution is to stop smoking. It’s fine at the start but then one slip up causes you to abandon the whole idea, because we have broken our resolution in our minds we have failed so why should we continue trying. What’s the point, we can always set that resolution again next year right?!
This is where we all go wrong, there is too much pressure associated with the whole resolution idea.
A resolution is a pledge it’s a promise, according to Oxford dictionary it’s a firm decision to do or not do something. This all seems very final, it’s not a gradual thing. When we make that resolution we must be ready.
It’s all a process, not many things happen over night. Simply making resolutions will not do, we must be mentally ready as well. Our subconscious must be on board with what our intentions are, as the subconscious mind is the driving force behind what turns out behaviours in to a habit. The key is forming positive habits which you actually want to do.
I’m not against New Years resolutions, but from now on I’m going to look at the whole thing differently. I’m taking all the pressure away, a journey of change with my life goals as the driving force.
However YOU choose to look at it, don’t be so hard on yourself. There’s no need to put pressure on yourself. It’s personal, you don’t have to share your resolution or goals if you don’t feel to. Just focus on you.
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