Attention Procrastinators: Only One More Day to Keep Those 2015 Resolutions!!
Every year we resolve to eat less, exercise more, smoke or drink less, work harder, travel more, and blah blah blah! And most of us are left feeling very “unresolved” come February. Let’s take a look back on 2015 and think of the things that are truly the most important parts of our lives…our families, our friends, our relationships…whatever that may be, let’s make a pact to focus on that. It is easy to get caught up in the excitement of the New Year, and make a long list of unrealistic goals that we wish to attain in the coming year. While diet and exercise are very important and should be a part of a healthy lifestyle, they should not be the end-all, be-all of our New Year’s resolutions. We tend to focus on a “more or less” theory of resolutions (eat less, exercise more); rather than a “can do” attitude of changing our lives for the better. So I challenge you to look at your year in review and retrospectively think about all the things that you liked, disliked, would change, would not change and why. Use the list of things that you enjoyed, or maybe didn’t, to come up with realistic resolutions that will set you up for success in 2016. For example, if you would change the way you handled a situation because you over-reacted or did not respond appropriately; keep this in mind and make every effort to take time to listen and avoid the knee-jerk reaction in the New Year. Let’s try to be better, kinder souls in 2016, and perhaps we can look back on 2016 in a year and decide that we kicked butt on our resolutions!