I do not do New Year’s Resolutions. I don’t believe in them. Usually they start off as a great idea, and you are motivated for a little while and working hard towards your resolution, but at some point, you taper off, and the resolution does not become a habit. At least this has been my experience whenever I have made one.
So, for the past several years, instead of a resolution like losing X # of pounds by a certain date or working out so many days a week or following a certain diet, I now have a simple quote or mantra that I try to abide by daily. It can be something as simple as “be happy” or “live each day to the fullest” or “this is your year”. And I’ve even gone so far as to work it into my computer password at work, so I’m reminded of it first thing every morning when I log in.
I feel that these “resolutions” are much easier to follow for the entire year, and they really shape your mind to be a better person. Yes, they are very broad, so they leave me lots of room to interpret them they way I want to or need to each day.
My “resolution” for 2015 is to “Be Heart Healthy”. It wasn’t very hard to come up with that one. What is your resolution?