I’m going a different way this New Year’s. I’m not making resolutions on the 1st to be done by the 7th. I’m taking the first week or two after the New Year’s parties are over before I decide on anything. We’re all so busy from Halloween through New Years with preparation, celebrations, food, and fun. Who’s wasting good time thinking about what you want to do differently? I just want to relax, have fun, and not think about much more than that. That’s what the holidays are for.
What I’m doing now that things are about to calm down is taking the time to really think. I’m thinking about this past year, maybe the last few years (okay, maybe the last 11 or 12 years). I’m thinking about the things that have happened to me, the things that make me happy and the things that make me not-so-happy. I’m going to think about my part in each of these; what could or should I have learned from each of these things that have happened? Am I making the same mistake over and over? Am I missing the bigger point by focusing on each and every detail? What have I found that has made me happier? What else can I do that would bring me even more happiness? The answers to these are my revelations.
When I think I’m ready, I’m going to take each of those revelations and decide how I’m going to achieve each one. That’s going to be my New Year’s resolution, but it’s going to be a well thought out goal rather than a usual or expected resolution that may not have much impact on my life. Your own resolutions, based on your revelations, are going to last a whole lot longer because they mean a lot more to your life. I’m sure we all want to be a healthy weight, be in at least the minimum state of fitness, quit smoking, etc. These are all good resolutions, but not particularly personal or beneficial depending on where you’re at in your life. Sometimes our souls and hearts know what’s better for us than our minds do. Let yourself look back, think about your life, your happy and sad experiences. Where do you want to go from here? Who do you want to share your life with? Who makes you feel good and who doesn’t? What are the things that make you smile? Which ones do the opposite? Take the time, take ownership of your life, and make your resolutions based on what you deserve. Make a plan to achieve a life full of happy!
I’m curious; do you make New Year’s resolutions? How do YOU decide what your resolutions will be? How do you hold yourself accountable to meet your goals? I’d love to hear from you!
I wish you all the very best of health and happiness in 2017!