(ThySistas.com) At this time of the year many people have begun to make their New Year’s Resolutions list. Sistahs what is the purpose of the list, and who are we fooling? So many of us make that list at the end of every year only to look back on it and find that much of what was written never happened. One of the best examples is health. So many of us decide that in the new year we are going to eat healthy, work out and lose weight. How many of us actually reach that goal? Yes, a few of us do, but based on the amount that make that resolution not even half of us make it. Gyms are flooded with people for maybe three months then the crowd goes back to the faithful folks that workout because it’s a part of their lifestyle. What makes this year’s list any different than the one you made last year? The truth is, for many of us, nothing.
It’s awesome to have a list of goals you would like to accomplish in the upcoming year, but without a real plan to achieve those goals…
It is also wise to look at what you constitute as a new year. Yes, January 1st is the beginning of the calendar year, but it doesn’t have to be the beginning of your personal year…unless that’s your birthdate. Many of us do it big for our birthdate in terms of celebration, but honestly that is the beginning of your individual new year. Planning some goals for the calendar new year, and your personal goes for your personal new year (your birthday) may help you achieve those goals that you have not been able to achieve year in and year out.
You want to put yourself in a position to be successful in achieving your goals. Constantly falling short of them takes a toll on your mental and even physical state. You may see your self-confidence take a blow, and that isn’t healthy. So many make their New Year Resolutions public so when they aren’t met there are those that take pleasure in reminding you that you didn’t reach your goals. So try something different.
Throw out the resolutions, and make concrete plans to make real life changes that are in accordance with the goals you want to meet. Tell people close to you that will encourage, and hold you accountable…people that are cheering for you to succeed. Let the new year on the calendar, or personally, find you planning and executing said plans to have a better life.
Staff Writer; Christian Starr