Around this time of year, there’s always a bit of a debate about resolutions and whether they are actually good to make.
While I love the concept of starting the new year fresh, I think it’s easy to get caught up in the new year and not really create a plan for the long term. Resolutions–to me–sound temporary. Even though they are something that theoretically, you’re supposed to implement for a whole year if not longer.
Also, resolutions tend to feel like things that we should do, rather than things that we actually want to do!
I also think that we’re more likely to give up on resolutions or not feel bad when we don’t keep them, because, well, there is always next year. And again, maybe they aren’t what you really wanted to work on, so you don’t feel awful when you don’t stick to them.
What You Should Do Instead
I like the idea of goals and habits instead. To me, they seem more intentional. Habits are also constantly evolving. Habits are what we use on a daily basis to better ourselves. They turn a resolution, which seems too visionary, into actionable steps to work towards a better version of ourselves.
The other great thing about making habits? You can make them any time of the year! Don’t use a new year as the only time to reflect and think of things that you want to work on. Make it a habit to make goals and improve throughout the year.
And, if you don’t feel like your habits are helping you get to where you want to be, make adjustments! Try something new or different! You may find that this leads to a much bigger personal transformation.
Where do you stand on New Year’s Resolutions? Do you make them each year, or do you prefer