How are those New Year’s Resolutions working out for you so far, babe? Did you make it past the first week? If so, you are doing better than the 23 percent of people who ditch their resolutions within the first seven days. And I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but even if you are still going strong, chances are you will be among the 80 percent of folks who give up on them within six weeks. Hold up – don’t get me wrong. You know I’m all about making positive changes – hell, I’ll be the first one to cheer you on when you set ambitious goals – but I have some not-so-breaking news for you… Resolutions are a sham! There are much better ways to make meaningful, long-lasting changes in your life. Let’s look at why you should chuck out the resolutions, and what you can do instead.
Have You Failed On Your Resolutions Yet?
Resolutions Are RedundantA fresh new year does feel like the perfect time to set new intentions and make positive changes in your life. But, it’s not a magic wand that can suddenly change your life. I’m not saying that change isn’t possible (on January 1st or on any day of the year), only that it will take deliberate, consistent action and a success mindset to achieve the things you want. Here’s why I think resolutions tend to lose their fizz long before that open bottle of bubbly in the fridge.
- They are more about what you feel you should do instead of what you genuinely want to do.
- Your goals are too big or too broad and become overwhelming.
- You got wrapped up in the “New Year, New Me” hype (don’t worry, it happens to us all!)
- The timing is all wrong. Most of us are enjoying some much needed time off, which includes extra food, extra drink, and extra lounging around in the sun. It’s doubly hard to get motivated when you just want a holiday!
- There’s no passion or personal values behind the resolutions – they didn’t come from your heart.
- You didn’t make a solid plan.