Posted 01 January 2013 - 13:33
New Years resolutions are too difficult to keep... After all, ur asking someone to make a year long commitment to changing a behavior that they are essentially addicted to. What would be better for us all is to each make a "new day's resolution".... It focuses more on the present, and how we can do little things each day that can make big changes over the course of the year. A new, simpler challenge taken on every day is easier to accomplish than a large, daunting long term goal.
For example, one might resolve to lose 30 pounds In the coming year... First of all, the fact that you give yourself a year to do so essentially allows you time to put off whatever you resolve to do, because after all, you've got a WHOLE YEAR! Why rush? Second of all, if you aren't doing as well with your resolution as the days, weeks, and months pass, you're more likely to give up. Or smoking as another example. Some may resolve to quit smoking altogether, which, given its addictive powers, is easier said than done. How about, instead of worrying about detoxing from crack (as they say tobacco is more addictive than), a smoker resolves to smoke one less cigarette today, and for the rest of the week. Then the following week, smoke one less than THAT... And so on.. Or, maybe resolve today to not smoke in front of the kids, or on your lunch break, or to not use smoking a cigarette as a means of stress reduction. Who knows? Maybe making these smaller resolutions can give us all the confidence to make a lot LARGER resolutions... The kind we so easily abandon one or two months past the new year.
So... I ask all of you, what is YOUR "New Day's Resolution."
My new day's resolution is to open up the eyes of at least one person here... Anyone willing to help me achieve that goal? :-p
Hint: all you have to do is agree with my perspective, maybe even consider changing yours. Even that would be a personal victory for me. :-)