NEW MONTH’S RESOLUTIONS
BY 1 JANUARY you will be feeling energised, optimistic and raring to take over the world. (OK, maybe by 2 January.) I always start the New Year with the best intentions to improve my health, attain career success and become more organised. But I can’t remember the last time I kept all my resolutions to February. It’s akin to exploding out of the starting blocks Usain Bolt-style but giving up halfway through the race.
Seems to me there needs to be a change in our resolution planning. I’m thinking that instead of having a big list of all the things you want to change,rather have a smaller list of things you would like to focus on each month.For example,if you want to quit smoking, start the year by researching the best options available to help you. Once you feel you are making progress, you could dedicate February to improving your diet and beginning an exercise programme. After all, come February, all those overzealous gym impostors who began pre-dawn spinning classes on a high have crashed and burned, leaving the gym less crowded.
I’m not a therapist but I do know New Year’s resolutions don’t work for a lot of us.Tackling one task at a time puts you in a better position to succeed.So this year I’ll be dedicating a month to health, then finances, career, relationships and so on. That way, even if I do hit stumbling blocks, I won’t use the excuse of having to wait until the next year to give my resolutions another go. Care to join me?