Every year come January, when we have officially crossed into a new calendar year, people start announcing to all their friends and family their new year resolutions. Up until this year, I have never even considered the possibility of making new year resolutions, nor did I ever take the whole idea seriously. But this year is different as a result of some events in 2012
Last year I committed myself to two lifestyle changes. I stopped biting my nails, and I started working out regularly. Both changes have only been in effect for 6 months or less, but have yielded great results in a short period of time. I am in the best physical shape I’ve ever been as a results of my workouts, and that is still improving, and I was probably around the age of 5 or younger the last time my nails looked the way they should. After seeing what can come from following through with set goals, making some more sounds to me like a good idea. Guess who has some new year resolutions? THIS GUY!!!
So here are my four, yes, four new year resolutions:
- Switch to reading a book before bed every night instead of surfing the web
- No more memorizing dates appointments and assignments. Befriend a calendar.(this is the big one for the year, FYI)
- Eat breakfast every day.
- Drink primarily water, lots of it and often.
So there they are. So far I’m off to a good start with them all, and hopefully I will just get into a rhythm of doing all four consistently. Here’s hoping 2013 will be the year of awesome.
That’s all for now. Best of luck on achieving your new year resolutions and Happy New Year!!!
–Oh, here’s a quick afterthought about making goals in general. It seems to me that the more specific you make a goal, the more likely it is you will succeed in achieving it. If your new year resolution this year is to get fit, do not say, “This year I resolve to get fit.” That won’t help. Delve deeper. Define what “fit” means. HOW will you get fit? What fitness program will you follow? How will you change your eating habits? You get the idea. No matter the change you want to make, flesh out whatever it is you need to do in order to start achieving it, and then start doing it. Otherwise your resolution will be doomed from the start if your goal is not well enough defined.