Why You Shouldn’t Make New Year Resolutions

Why You Shouldn’t Make New Year Resolutions

Author -  Good Health

Another 365 days have passed, and the time has come to set your New Year’s resolutions. But what if we told you that that wasn’t the best approach to the year ahead? While goal setting can be a wonderful tool, too often it involves looking at the exterior things you want in life, instead on reflecting inwards on what makes you happy. If you find you are setting the same goals year after year without experiencing great success, don’t you think it’s time to try a fresh, more balanced approach to 2019?

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Fading Motivation

Why is it that our motivation is high on the first of January, but as the weeks go by, our productivity levels drop? Yes indeed, a new year can mean a fresh start, but rather than rushing into resolutions, remember that every day is a new opportunity to achieve. As the year comes to an end, too many of us have feelings of inadequacy around goals that we set previously but didn’t achieve. This can be a dangerous cycle, which can set you up to fail before you have even begun! 

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Be Present

This year shift your focus to being absolutely present each and every day. Don’t spend your year rushing through life without reflecting upon how you are feeling and why you have the goals you do. At the beginning of the day, have a think about what you want to achieve and why, and in the evening, reflect on what you enjoyed, what worked in your day and what didn’t. Repeating this every day will help to rewire your brain, so that everything you do, you do because it serves the greater purpose of making you truly happy. When you know what your purpose is, you will undertake daily activities with a new sense of energy and excitement in life. That excitement will radiate towards those around you, making your world a more vibrant place to be. 

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Too often our new year’s resolutions become a reflection of the expectation of others. How about this year, you allow yourself to be 100% true to you; stop thinking about what others are doing and focus simply on what makes you happy. The moment you stop making resolutions about things you do not truly want in your life, is the moment you give yourself permission to achieve anything in the world. Spring into the new year with a new positive outlook on life, with no pressure on yourself but being open to new possibilities and opportunities that present themselves. This will allow you to see life through a new lens and opportunities you never noticed before will begin to present themselves.

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The countdown has begun…

2019 is almost upon us. Don’t worry about a New Year’s resolution this year, instead, spend January 1st simply breathing and noticing how you react in your day. What things make you happy, what makes you frustrated and why do you respond this way? Once we turn inwards and develop a greater sense of self, we begin to realise what things we can incorporate into our daily activities that will make us happier. Reflecting inwards will lead to daily personal development that will influence all areas of your life; mentally, physically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. And these daily reflections can point your year in a direction that you never knew existed! Be comfortable with being who you are. Be receptive to change and when it arrives, check in with yourself, breath, and move out of your comfort zone if it will make you a happier person.

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Why You Shouldn’t Make New Year Resolutions

Another 365 days have passed, and the time has come to set your New Year’s resolutions. But what if we told you that that wasn’t the best approach to the year ahead? While goal setting can be a wonderful tool, too often it involves looking at the exterior things you want in life, instead on reflecting inwards on what makes you happy. If you find you are setting the same goals year after year without experiencing great success, don’t you think it’s time to try a fresh, more balanced approach to 2019?

Fading Motivation.jpg

Fading Motivation

Why is it that our motivation is high on the first of January, but as the weeks go by, our productivity levels drop? Yes indeed, a new year can mean a fresh start, but rather than rushing into resolutions, remember that every day is a new opportunity to achieve. As the year comes to an end, too many of us have feelings of inadequacy around goals that we set previously but didn’t achieve. This can be a dangerous cycle, which can set you up to fail before you have even begun! 

Be Present.jpg

Be Present

This year shift your focus to being absolutely present each and every day. Don’t spend your year rushing through life without reflecting upon how you are feeling and why you have the goals you do. At the beginning of the day, have a think about what you want to achieve and why, and in the evening, reflect on what you enjoyed, what worked in your day and what didn’t. Repeating this every day will help to rewire your brain, so that everything you do, you do because it serves the greater purpose of making you truly happy. When you know what your purpose is, you will undertake daily activities with a new sense of energy and excitement in life. That excitement will radiate towards those around you, making your world a more vibrant place to be. 

celebrate life.jpg

Too often our new year’s resolutions become a reflection of the expectation of others. How about this year, you allow yourself to be 100% true to you; stop thinking about what others are doing and focus simply on what makes you happy. The moment you stop making resolutions about things you do not truly want in your life, is the moment you give yourself permission to achieve anything in the world. Spring into the new year with a new positive outlook on life, with no pressure on yourself but being open to new possibilities and opportunities that present themselves. This will allow you to see life through a new lens and opportunities you never noticed before will begin to present themselves.

new year resolutions.jpg

The countdown has begun…

2019 is almost upon us. Don’t worry about a New Year’s resolution this year, instead, spend January 1st simply breathing and noticing how you react in your day. What things make you happy, what makes you frustrated and why do you respond this way? Once we turn inwards and develop a greater sense of self, we begin to realise what things we can incorporate into our daily activities that will make us happier. Reflecting inwards will lead to daily personal development that will influence all areas of your life; mentally, physically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. And these daily reflections can point your year in a direction that you never knew existed! Be comfortable with being who you are. Be receptive to change and when it arrives, check in with yourself, breath, and move out of your comfort zone if it will make you a happier person.

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