As we embark on a new year, many people endeavor to change their ways, to improve themselves somehow - whether that be with a resolve to lose weight, spend more time with loves ones, save more money... - among the long list of possibilities.
This got me thinking about the success rate of these resolutions, or lack thereof. Without going into the research behind it all, let’s just say, those who stick to these promises in the long term to attain their goals are rare.
So why take on a new year’s resolution at all? Falling off the wagon is likely going to make you feel worse, right? So I propose something different this year. What about looking at your life and identifying those things you think you are doing really well…and doing more of that?
Are you good about volunteering your time? Spending time with your kids? Cooking meals? Whatever the case, you are already committed to it. And, assuming it is a good habit, you could likely benefit from more of it.
So how about that? Do more of the good stuff you’re already doing.
Who said you have to teach a dog a new trick? Sometimes old ways are good.