Considering today is New Years day, I’d like to start by welcoming you into 2016! This is going to be a great year, let’s be positive together shall we?
What comes to mind when we start speaking of New Years? For me, it’s New Years Resolutions. It’s funny to look back at all the resolutions I have set throughout the years and realize that most of them, didn’t stick. I mean I vowed to lose weight in 2012 and I am just starting that journey now… and it was most likely put to a screeching halt with the million butter cookies I stuffed into my mouth this Holiday Season. So this year, do I vow to lose weight? Nope. I refuse to put that kind of pressure on myself because with pressure, comes stress and with stress comes stress eating and empty calories. So, I am going to work on it, lifestyle change and all, but not MAKE myself deprived of all my favourite foods.
So, what are the most popular New Years Resolutions that are commonly broken? I can name a few.
Most Popular New Years Resolutions (that usually don’t stick.)
Get in Shape
Round is a shape, and that’s a shape I could really get into. Seriously though, like I said above, the pressure usually makes me revert to old habits, so instead I am going to make changes when I can and not deprive myself of anything because of New Years Resolutions.
We aren’t even going to go here. Seriously, you aren’t going to wake up on January 1st and all of a sudden be cured of the cravings. It takes a lot more than a ball dropping at midnight to reach the goal of quitting smoking.
Get out of Debt
This is a great aspiration, but you also need to understand again, this isn’t going to happen over night. Plan, set goals and give yourself realistic timelines. If you really want to change your financial habits, it’s going to take a heck of a lot more planning that throwing a few streamers around.
These are great resolutions, don’t get me wrong it is just important that those that want to reach these goals plan ahead. These resolutions are very commonly broken almost as soon as they have started. You have to make sure you are ready to commit.