New year, fresh start. This year is going to be different.
we all say these things, and start with good intentions, but then life
keeps coming and the same old issues plague us and soon all the
resolutions are discarded and we kick ourselves for not being stronger,
more disciplined, or what ever else comes to mind.
reason most of these New Year's Vows fail isn't because we give up on
them. They fail because we don't help them to succeed.
em explain: I've planted many a garden. In the spring I till up the
yard, I go to the store and get the seeds, I plant them, I water them,
then I get busy and the weeds take over. Most of my gardens end up a
mess. I've had some successes, but for the most part they don't do
We all have habits, and routines. When we make a
resolution to stop smoking, or lose weight, that calls for a change in
habits. We have to decide what is going to take place of the action
we've been doing. Losing weight calls for change in diet, exercise and
sleep. So when that next doughnut is sitting there and you pick it up
and eat it you say, "I'll start tomorrow." Or "Well I blew that
resolution, oh well."
Find a way to get healthy snacks
in reach. Eat smaller portions of things. Start eating right, then
add exercise. Slowly things will change and the goal to lose weight
starts to happen.
I know I've oversimplified this.
The secret to keeping those resolutions is making small changes in your
life so you can. You want to, you said I will do such and such. Make
that commitment to yourself and hold yourself to it. Replace the thing
you want to stop doing, with something you want to do. That is the
secret to keeping those resolutions.
So write the book,
lose that weight, stop smoking, start exercising, start reading, turn
of the TV and tune into life. Whatever it is you wanted to do, go for
What is it you want to change and do better in
2012? What is your game plan? What do you think? I'd love to read
your thoughts on this.
Have a great 2012!