This is about the time, each year, when discouragement is creeping in about sticking to New Year Resolutions. We hate when that happens, often to the point of just not making any resolutions. That, however, is a missed opportunity. We all want to be our best self.
To make a resolution is really about having a desire to change some piece of you, your life, your way of being. It is about stepping into your life in a proactive way and that means taking the actions needed to make your dreams come true, to help you reach your goals, whatever they may be.
Here is an easy 3 step process to help:
1. If you have a desire to change something, make a deal with yourself. Be joyful about it, one day at a time.
2. If you fall off the habit for a day or a few, just pick up and continue where you left off. No remorse, one day at a time.
3. If you think about it, there is almost nothing that we can do without stopping or pausing. We need a break, a rest, time to reflect, time to recover, whatever it is that disrupts, just allow it and then resume, one day at a time.
Habits take time to form. The fact is that it doesn’t matter how long it takes, what matters is how you retain the practice so it becomes something you do routinely and with some element of happiness, think of it as an attitude of happiness. Be kind to yourself for taking the chance to step into your life in a new and more meaningful manner — it is a good thing.