They say that the average person ditches their New Year’s Resolution by Valentine’s Day every year. That’s not very encouraging or motivating! Well, the big day is tomorrow; are you a statistic?
I’ve found that creating a list of goals that I’d like to achieve throughout the year seems much more manageable. Does changing the label make that much of a difference whether I achieve my goals? I believe so!
Our brains are wired to do tricky things; we, as humans, are able to make ourselves believe whatever it is we want ourselves to believe, whether there is any truth in the matter or not. Calling my list of goals a list of New Year Resolutions gives me this sense of anxiety, fear of failure, pressure that I won’t be able to a) stop eating chocolate, b) lose 15 pounds, or c) spend ten minutes ever day meditating and in a place of Peace.
The trick is to change the label (calling it a list of goals), and make my goals small and attainable. This year I would like to eat fewer processed sweets, lose five pounds, and make time every week for meditation to achieve more Peace in my Life. See? Doesn’t that feel better? 🙂
For help creating manageable goals and accountability in achieving them, feel free to email me at Rita@SoSWorkshopSeries.com