With it being the New Year, everybody is making New Year’s Resolutions to better 2017, except me. You may be wondering why I wouldn’t do that. Why wouldn’t I want to better my life this next year. It’s not that I don’t want to, I just think that a New Year’s resolution is the wrong way to go. Let me explain.
We all spent 2016 (or at least January 2016) setting our New Year’s goal which most of us probably abandoned by February. Be honest, you are probably one of them. So why should we set a resolution to “better our life or year” to just abandon it within a month. It’s for that reason right there why I don’t have a resolution for 2017.Let me explain a bit more.
If on December 31, we look back on everything we have done, not done, accomplished or not accomplished does it really serve a purpose? If we wait until the very last day of the year to realize what we didn’t do, look at how much time we wasted. Sure you might be thinking “well that’s why we have a resolution for 2017?” I know you believe that, but re-read the above paragraph, you will probably abandon that resolution within a month. Instead of waiting until December 31 to look back on the year and decide then to make changes why not do that throughout the year, so when December 31 of this year rolls around we look back and think “wow, look at all we fulfilled.”
So instead of waiting for the last day of the year to roll around to decide to start making changes, start today and continue it every day. It’s perfectly fine to set goals, but we need to be proactive in meeting them, passing them. At the end of every day we need to look at our day. Was I a good mom, did I fail, did I pay the bill on time, what kind of wife was I today, I didn’t make an effort to reach out to this person today. Then make a list of things to do tomorrow and at the end of the day, evaluate yourself. If we set little goals for ourselves, think about how much more proud of ourselves we will be at the end of the year. Some new years resolutions can be: work out more, lose weight, get out of debt, travel here, spend more time with friends or family. Set those goals and work at it daily. Evaluate daily. Have someone to keep you accountable. Don’t wait until December 31, 2017 rolls around for you to realize you didn’t you didn’t fulfill your resolution. Make a resolution everyday. Start small and work your way up. Set reasonable goals and think about all the ways you failed or succeeded at it daily and work better at it tomorrow. Life is short and we need to make the best of the time we have. Make your life better today, not a year from now.