New year resolutions are a funny thing. They’re usually abstract goals with no real objectives attached to them and thus, they rarely stick.
I think we should call them new year habits instead. Because this is what we’re really after, right? To rid ourselves of old habits that no longer serve us and form new, better and healthier habits in their place.
We’re creatures of habit. Whether we want to go to the gym more, eat healthier, or spend more time with friends, if we want the change to be long lasting, it needs to become a habit.
Research says it only takes two weeks to form a habit. So if we do something every day for two weeks, it’ll likely become a routine part of our life.
This is my hope for you, for everyone, and for myself. That we form new habits. Habits that will serve to further our goals for the year ahead.
Happy New Year!
A very happy new year to you too !! Well said…resolutions gets broken n forgotten so easily..whereas it doesnt take much time for habits to form and become part of our life routine, should one has determination and a clear conscious decision towards it.
I’m not much of a follower of the ever popular New Year’s Resolution craze. Frankly, I think for many it’s something to say you’re going to do without really paying a lot of attention to how vague or overly ambitious a New Year’s Resolution can be. If something doesn’t serve me, it’s gone. Since I know I have to replace it with something that does, I look for the highest and best replacement(s) I can find. In essence, wanting to live your highest and best life year after year is the way forward.
Habits. Rituals. Behaviors. How aware of them are we? How well do they serve us? Want to experience an exceptional year? Look here!
So true! Healthy habits are the real goal!